Callistemon first flowering

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Callistemon first flowering

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Very happy with the first flowering.
I guess I need to prune fairly hard as soon as they finish?


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That's a generous amount of blooms - well done. Thanks for sharing the photo.
I would agree to trim back a lot of the length after the flowers have expired.
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I am officially jealous. Flowering won't start down here for a couple of months.
I agree a good trim will be required very soon but right now it looks spectacular. Congratulations.
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Normally prune back below the flowers as they fade
You can prune callistemon hard and they bud really well
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Re: Callistemon first flowering

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A very nice flowering. Congrats!
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A very nice flowering. Congrats!
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Agreed. Stunning :tu:
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Thanks everyone for all the positive comments, I hope I don’t kill it when I prune it.
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agreed that's a great flowering. you definitely won't kill it by cutting back. but if you want it to flower like that again then don't trim or cut back from mid summer or you may remove the potential flower buds for next year
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dansai wrote: September 8th, 2020, 8:21 pm agreed that's a great flowering. you definitely won't kill it by cutting back. but if you want it to flower like that again then don't trim or cut back from mid summer or you may remove the potential flower buds for next year
Thanks for the info, I will cut it back before then, it would be nice to see the flowers again next year.
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