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Q.Bottlebrush flower has faded, but new growth beyond–prune or no?

Zone 92374 | Anonymous added on May 4, 2020 | Answered

I have two bottle brush trees which displayed a vibrant bloom this spring. Those blooms are now faded into a darker burgundy shade.

1) Should I prune, removing these darkened blossoms?
2) Will the bottle brush continue to bloom this season if I prune?
3) Is this fading normal, or indicative of a condition I should remedy? (the other neighborhood bottle brushes are maintaining brilliance)

Thank you!

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Answered on May 6, 2020

Based on the faded blossoms, it looks as though your bottlebrush bloomed early. Try deadheading and you may see more blossoms this summer.

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