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Q.Bottlebrush bush

Zone Arcadia, La. 71001 | t.june added on April 19, 2018 | Answered

The whole bush is all brown limbs and leaves but there is green coming up from right below the soil!!! Should I cut the whole bush down and just let the green new growth continue to grow!!! I have two and they’re both doing the same thing!!! Help!!!!

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Answered on April 20, 2018

If it has been excessively cold, then this will be the best option. At least to cut it back until you see living tissue. This can help to regenerate the bush after a hard frost.

Here is an article on their general care:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/bottlebrush/growing-bottlebrush-plants.htm

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