Crimson Bottle Brush Trees
My Crimson Bottle Brush Trees are now top heavy and leaning over. Should I use stakes and twine to help them stand back upright? We planted them for a boarder along our fence line. They were standing tall and growing very well, but we got a lot of rain and the just fell over. They are blooming right know and we have hundreds of bumble bees doing there pollination. Thank you for your help!
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Yes, using stakes to help support them is a good idea, especially since bees are enjoying your plants now. This is probably a temporary problem based on the heaviness of the plants after they collected rain. For the future, you could prune them earlier in the season to hopefully prevent a recurrence: