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5-26-2024. Memorial Day Sale. June 15, 2024 - Summer Plant Market. How to grow Bottle brush trees.

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Mark your calendars: June 15, 2024 - Summer Plant Market
How to grow Bottle brush trees

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In the photo above: Combretum constrictum Thailand, Ball of Fire. - very showy beautiful vining shrub with red flowers. Can be trained into a small tree standard. Easy to grow and undemanding, it only requires regular water to establish, then can be drought tolerant. Blooms almost year round in warm climates. Responds well to pruning.

Mark your calendars: June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024 - SATURDAY - Summer Plant Market

Summer Plant Market
Saturday, June 15, 9 am - 4 pm

Save the date! Join us on June 15, 2024, for our Sizzling Summer Plant Market!

Beat the heat and create your own oasis with our stunning selection of shade-giving trees, vibrant flowers , and unique fruit trees. Enjoy unbeatable prices, exclusive offers, and special gift bags filled with gardening goodies. Plus, receive a free plant with every purchase!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your garden and stay cool this summer. We can’t wait to see you there!

Highlights of the event:

30% OFF online prices, one day only! (excluding 15 gallon material and rare plants)
Gift bags - for first 25 customers with $50 order
Secret Garden: Super savings area 50-70% off
$5 and $10 plants
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Free plant with any purchase as a token of our appreciation

Event discounts valid at both locations:

Ft Myers Garden Center: 13890 Orange River, Ft Myers, FL
Sebring B-Farm: 9100 McRoy Rd, Sebring, FL

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How to grow Bottle brush trees

Callistemon - Bottle Brush Tree

Q: Please recommend me a cold hardy flowering tree that doesn't need much care.

Growing bottle brush trees (Callistemon spp.) can be a rewarding experience, as they are known for their striking, brush-like flowers and ability to attract pollinators. Here are some detailed tips to help you successfully grow and maintain these trees.

Hardiness

Bottle brush trees are best suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11. They thrive in warm climates and can tolerate some light frost, but severe cold can damage or kill the plant.

Planting Location

Sunlight: Bottle brush trees require full sun to thrive. Ensure they get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Soil: They prefer well-draining soil. While they are relatively tolerant of poor soil conditions, a sandy or loamy
Space: Consider the mature size of the tree when planting. Some species can grow quite large, so provide enough space for them to spread without being crowded by other plants or structures.

Attracting Pollinators

Bottle brush trees are popular with pollinators. Their bright, nectar-rich flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds, particularly hummingbirds. This makes them an excellent choice for a garden designed to support local wildlife.

Blooming and Fertilization

Bottle brush trees typically bloom in late spring to early summer. However, in mild climates, they may have sporadic blooms throughout the year.
Fertilization: While bottle brush trees do not require heavy fertilization, applying a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring can promote healthier growth and more abundant blooms. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to excessive foliage growth at the expense of flowers. During the year, use Sunshine Boosters Megaflor - it is safe to use with every watering, year around.

Watering

During the establishment period, keep the soil moist. Once established, they are quite drought-tolerant but will benefit from regular watering during dry spells.

Pruning

Prune after flowering to maintain shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. This also encourages bushier growth.

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of bottle brush trees in your garden. Their vibrant flowers and attraction to pollinators make them a delightful addition to many landscapes.

Callistemon - Bottle Brush Tree