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Greyia sutherlandii - South African Bottlebrush

Greyia sutherlandii - South African Bottlebrush (Greyia sutherlandii - South African Bottlebrush)

There's several of these small trees blooming at the San Diego Zoo.

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That's a pretty bloom

7 Jan, 2014


Yes, it's a really bright scarlet.

8 Jan, 2014


Very nice!
Slow growing from seed, mine is just starting to speed up after a year. So I reckon it's a year or two more before it'll bloom.

17 Jan, 2014




I'm not too familiar with this plant. I know this red species and a white species. They're both pretty common in California.

Good luck with your shrub blooming. I know both species bloom in winter here in California.

17 Jan, 2014


"I'm not too familiar with this plant."

Neither am I!!!!

17 Jan, 2014


I'm guessing you'll be getting familiar with it soon, right? :>)

18 Jan, 2014


Hope so!

19 Jan, 2014


I'm sure you'll be an expert soon.

20 Jan, 2014


They can get a bit rangy. UC Berkeley does a good job of keeping them as bushes. The flowers are showstoppers.

31 Aug, 2014


Mine certainly got a romp on this summer, so maybe flowers next year if I'm lucky.

31 Aug, 2014



I know they are commonly cut back after they bloom. This keeps them more compact.

I love the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens! I used to go there all the time when I lived in the SF Bay Area (it used to be free and the parking was free, also). It's one of the best scientific botanical gardens in the world. They collect everything from the wild and catalog every plant.

1 Sep, 2014



Maybe this winter. It's a winter-flowering shrub.

1 Sep, 2014

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