Is my Bottlebrush tree dying? - Knowledgebase Question

Montrose, CA (Zone 9B)
Question by anniesscanda
July 13, 2006
The trunk of my Bottlebrush tree seem to be


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Answer from NGA
July 13, 2006

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If your bottlebrush is producing new growth and looks otherwise healthy, I don't think the bark splitting is anything to worry about. The bark tends to produce fissures as it ages, especially on the side that receive winter sunshine. The bark then dries out and looks shaggy, but the wood is sound. I don't think splintering bark should cause concern.

Best wishes with your bottlebrush!

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