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Callistemon citrinus - Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus - Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus - Bottlebrush)

Looking at my neighbor's huge Bottlebrush tree...thinking it needs a good trimming. Most books say this tree only grow to 3m/10ft., not here in San tops out at 30ft/10m. Photo taken Sept. 23, 2011.

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Gosh.....mine looks to be growing and growing and growing. I might have a giant in a few years. Problem is it's going to hit a telephone cable, phone company just has to move it then...(right).

30 Sep, 2011


Yes, this tree grows extremely fast in our climates, too fast! The whole top was cut off this tree about 2 years ago, believe-it-or-not.

30 Sep, 2011


Oh, good idea. I'll just chop the top off when it gets too close to the phone cable.

30 Sep, 2011


I didn't think chopping the whole top off was good for this tree. However, as you can tell, it was an issue for the tree.

1 Oct, 2011


I noticed a lot of dead or badly damaged Callistemons this year due to the harsh winter.Sad to see.

2 Oct, 2011



It must have gotten really cold! I know Callistemon is really hardy.

2 Oct, 2011

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