Add top soil or organic peat moss when planting - a combination of one of those and composted cow manure is ideal. No trimming is needed unless you prefer the trimmed-up look...the long "skirt" can be pruned straight across the bottom or left alone to sweep just above the ground. Fertilize 3 times a year - spring, summer and autumn - with a good-quality granular fertilizer high in phosphorus (or supplement with bone meal) to produce heavy bloom.
- Light Needs: Full Sun, partial Shade
- Watering Needs: Regular watering is necessary, thick soil that holds moisture, but it shouldn't sit in standing water.
The weeping bottlebrush tree is a dream of a tree, one of the most popular small flowering trees for South Florida for its small stature, red flowers, and romantic weeping form.