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Callistemons & Melaleucas ... the Bottle Brushes

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Victoria, May 6, 2009.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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    I was out today cutting down my beautiful winter-flowering Euryops virgineus, which was approaching two metres tall ... the removal of which put on display my beautiful bottle brushes ... the Callistemon viminalis and the Melaleuca (Tea Tree), the latter of which had only one bloom last year and a dozen or more this year.

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    Callistemon 'Flaming Fire' which is just changing colour (it does several times a year) but has not produced brushes yet ....

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    The Melaleuca ...

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    The beautiful brushes just opening ...

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    The two togerher ...

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  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Very nice Victoria.:gnthb:
     
  3. strongylodon

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    :(:(:(:(:(:( I have lost my Melaleuca Vicky, it was 8 ft high and had about 20 flowers last year. I have saved some seed.

    The Viminalis has a few buds but like the Mela it is 8 ft high, in a smallish pot and isn't putting on much growth.

    Yours have flowered really well.:gnthb:
     
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