Dwarf Bottlebrush - Knowledgebase Question

Gerrardstown, WV
Avatar for rcflyers
Question by rcflyers
June 16, 2005
Our dwarf bottlebrush tree appears to be dying. It seems like it is drying out but their are new shoots coming out at the bottom. What can we do to fix this?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2005
This plant is not considered to be winter hardy in your area, so if it was planted in the ground for the winter, I am surprised it is alive! If that is what happened, you would trim off the now-dead branches and allow the new growth to replace them. If it is planted in a container, it may be that it needs more water. Although extremely drought tolerant once established, the potting mix is most likely a fast draining mix and this means you would need to water it regularly. It should not be allowed to go bone dry. Again, if the branches are dead you would trim them off. If neither of these sounds right, I would suggest you consult with your county extension and/or retailer and see if they can help you diagnose the problem more specifically.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Orchid"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.