Growing Callistemon (Bottle Brush)

November 27, 2011

Callistemon (Bottle Brush)I am making a brand new garden. Kind friends have donated plants and shrubs from their own labours. One friend has given me a callistemon which is about 18 inches high and similar in girth. I planted it in early October and it looks extremely healthy, but it is coming into flower now. I am mindful that the first hard frosts will be on us any minute and don't know whether to let nature take its course or whether I should remove the flower buds manually. If the frosts get to it, will it flower again at its normal period in midsummer 2012?


By David G


November 30, 20110 found this helpful

Bottle brushes originated in southern Western Australia however they are so hardy they grow just about anywhere I think. I live in Victoria, in the cold section of Australia. Our bottlebrushes are flowering now, so yours are in my time zone lol. Just let nature take it's course I would suggest. Bottle brushes don't need fertilising so just leave them to their own device.

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June 25, 2020

This Callistemon Laevis has been growing in my front yard for years and there seems to be more blooms every year.

Callistemon (Bottlebrush) - closeup of the beautiful red fuzzy flowers

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August 25, 2021

We have had these bottlebrush bushes in our backyard for about ten years. This past year they look like they are slowly dying. They have been watered the same way for the past ten years through our water sprinkling system.


A week ago my husband put fertilizer on them but it hasn't done too much. I was thinking maybe we need to prune the dead away but I don't know if that would help. Any suggestions what is wrong with this bush?

Some dying bottlebrush bushes.

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