Can I Cut back a bottlebrush tree to the ground?
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I do not recommend pruning all the way to the ground. This will hurt the plant, and potentially kill it. These actually require less pruning than most shrubs will. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/bottlebrush/pruning-bottlebrush-plants.htm