Bottle Brush Trees
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Zone 34785 | Anonymous added on May 13, 2018 | Answered

What causes Bottle brush tree to turn brown a few weeks after planting. Was watered 3-5times a week....but when planted the burlap was left on it and it was aprox. 6 inches above the ground. The landscaper brought in fill about 1 month later to cover it

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 14, 2018

Daily watering for the first 2 weeks is needed. They you can cut back. 3 to 4 inches of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention but make sure the mulch is back 6 inches from the trunk.
I suspect your tree is not getting enough water.

We do recommend the removal of burlap from the tree roots.
These links have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-and-when-to-plant-trees.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_5066352_plant-bottle-brush-trees.html

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