Bottlebrush Plant Care

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Bottlebrush plants are beautiful plants to grow in your garden or home. Learn all about bottlebrush plant care with gardening tips from a horticulturist in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for On Gardening. One of the most attractive little trees is that of the Bottlebrush. When I say little, the tree can probably get to be thirty feet tall, and yet that's considered little, compared to trees that get to be a hundred feet tall. As you can see of course, it has that Bottlebrush look. It has a neat little red flower that's an attractive flowering plant, and is used throughout America, especially in the southern part. It's not real cold hardy, so if you had it up North you'd probably have to grow it in a container. Bottlebrush also have some problems with Nematodes, which are microscopic little eelworms which affect the roots. When you plant it, make sure you make a ten-dollar hole for your twenty-dollar tree. That means add extra peat moss, extra cow manure; really improve that soil. By doing that, you help to improve the beneficial bacteria, which actually eat upon some of the Nematodes. So, it's sort of an organic way of keeping this plant looking its best. Bottlebrush of course, are a good choice for all of us, and you might want to have it as your landscape specimen. For On Gardening, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb.