Bottle Brush Trees

Pruning a Bottle Brush Tree

mratlasbill added on May 22, 2015 | Answered

I want to prune my bottle brush tree. I bought it from a nursery a couple of years ago. When I bought it, it was about four feet tall and had a single trunk. I was told that it would develop a height of approximately twelve feet high and would grow to about 8 to 10 feet in diameter. My intention was to let it grow to full height and use it to shade the front porch. The trunk is about 4 inches in diameter at the base. I want to trim the foliage back from the pedestrian sidewalk and at the bottom so that I can get a lawn mower or trimmer underneath for the grass. My original idea was for the canopy to be about six feet above the ground. So I need to take about three feet off the bottom and varying amounts around the perimeter. Think upside down bowl....It is planted in a 7 foot by 10 foot rectangle of lawn surrounded by sidewalks leading to the porch.

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