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  Bottle Brush shrub
Bottle Brush

Bottle Brush

Bottle Brush, Callistemon laevis, is actually considered a small tree, but this variety only grows 6 to 8 feet high and does very well in the desert Southwest.

Full sun to partial shade and moderate water requirements.

The plant is an evergreen with beautiful, interesting brush-like, red blooms in mid-spring.

Attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

Slightly acidic soil is best, so regular foliar applications of an acidic fertilizer, like Miracid, will produce a healthier Bottle Brush plant.

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