What do you feed callistemon?
Similarly, you may ask, what do you feed bottle brush plants?
Aftercare Advice for your Bottlebrush
- Although drought-tolerant, Callistemon requires regular watering.
- Feed with a general-purpose liquid feed in the growing season and top dress in the spring.
- Callistemon can get out of hand under glass so restrictive pruning may be necessary to keep their shape.
Furthermore, how do you take care of a bottlebrush? If the soil is very poor, enrich with compost at planting time. Once established, bottlebrush plants tolerate drought and moderate salt spray. Callistemon bottlebrush care consists of regular watering while the tree is young and annual fertilization until it matures.
Also to know is, what is the best fertilizer for a bottlebrush tree?
Fertilize the tree upon initial planting and then two to four times a year by sprinkling 1 to 3 pounds of a low-phosphorous fertilizer over the root system. For best results, fertilize the trees at the beginning of the spring, summer and fall.
How fast does bottlebrush grow?
Fast growing to 2030 feet tall, with 15 feet spread. Narrow, light green, 6 inches-long leaves. Bright red, 4- to 8 inches-long brushes from late spring into summer; scattered bloom rest of year. Not for windy, dry areas.