Sunday, April 18, 2010
In October 2007, my mother gave me a birthday present/early Christmas present of a Bottlebrush tree (Callistemon Viminalis in its 'weeping' form). I can't believe how much that small shrub has grown in 2 1/2 years! I keep pruning it up from the bottom to shape it into a tree and it's looking fabulous!
There was so much I had to re-learn about gardening when I moved to the beach. Many plants are not salt or wind tolerant. But, as you can see, Bottlebrush trees are very happy in this environment. They also attract butterflies and hummingbirds.