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Q.Planting in a pit

Zone Dixon Mills zone 8 | Anonymous added on September 6, 2019 | Answered

I have a bottlebrush tree in a pot on my porch in full sun. It is not blooming and the bottom leaves are not growing on the branches. What should I do?

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Answered on September 8, 2019

A good rich potting soil, water and fertilization are the first considerations. If you think the soil is as good as you can get, then the next issue is water.

Adequate water is of utmost importance, consider using a soil moisture meter to take the guesswork out of when to water.


Fertilize at least spring and fall with a slow release fertilizer.

Once you get some growth happening, consider re-potting with a larger pot and good rich soil.

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