Bottle Brush Trees

Bottlebrush Tree Not Blooming


Anonymous added on July 11, 2011 | Answered

I live in the Texas Gulfcoast area. I planted a Bottlebrush tree in early spring. When I purchased it, it had a few blooms. I planted it in full sun and in healthy soil. Although it continues to grow very well and appears to be very healthy, it will not bloom. Why do I not have any blooms, and what can I do to make it bloom?


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 12, 2011

If they are getting enough light (which is the most common reasons for plants failing to flower), then it is likely a lack of phosphorus. Plants need phosphorus to flower. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorus (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm).

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