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Offline Mike

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Bottlebrush Tree
« on: January 19, 2016, 03:19:36 PM »
Hummingbirds love this plant in mid-summer and early fall. Flowers all year but the heaviest flowering is about late Jan., early Feb.



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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 03:44:04 PM »
That is a very cool flower!
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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 07:49:52 AM »
Mine were blooming last week but we will see how they manage the freezing temps this week.  I had some freeze damage last year but I had trimmed them in late summer and the new growth didn't have a chance to harden off.  I left them alone this summer. 
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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 09:29:27 AM »
I have a weeping bottlebrush that has it's major bloom in late March/early April.  It's about 15 ft. tall and is just gorgeous when it blooms.
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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 03:32:53 AM »
The bottlebrush trees are one of my favorites.  Like yours, when mine is in bloom the bees are all over it.
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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 09:21:41 AM »
I planted 2 about a year after I moved into my place and they do brighten up the place. They may have been about 4 feet tall and now are pushing 10 feet or so after 3 years. They do grow really well and yes the bees and humming birds do love the blooms. Mine seem to continually bloom, but the best flush is in March to April.

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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2016, 10:07:49 AM »
Mine has been blooming a lot because it's been so warm.  My tree is about 15 feet tall, and is about 11 years old.
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Re: Bottlebrush Tree
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 10:11:15 AM »
These trees are from here - Australia.
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