Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Look What's Blooming!!!!



Bottlebrush Tree:
Callistemon rigidus for you plant nerds!

I love this tree, it is in it's second year in the Bumpkin's garden. This particular one is patio formed.

Can be grown in Zones 8-11, so can only be enjoyed by you deep south belles and beaus, but for you others I will share a tip. Container grown, can be moved into a closed patio for cooler months. Needs full sun though. It is also drought tolerant, which is really great here in "dry as the desert" Mississippi. This one is cutting into the power lines, in just one season, and will have to be moved, but I made John wait until it bloomed in the spring before he shocks it's little system again. Beautiful evergreen foliage when not blooming as well. Blooms in late winter/early spring, mid spring, and Late Spring/Early summer.

The butterflies, and hummingbirds love this beauty as well.

The bad part, so do the bees!
More updates from the greenhouse and garden later this week!

Love,
The Bumpkin

5 comments:

Housewife Savant said...

I never heard of a bottlebrush tree. It's lovely
Alas, just this week we decided I am NOT going to try to develop a green thumb this season. With kitchen reno and cancerkid/new baby daycare it's best that the planting wait another year.
I'll have to live vicariously green through you my friend!

Melissa said...

Pretty!

Tara Gibson said...

never heard of that but its pretty!

i laughed so hard on your post on my sister's blog! the jimmy choo pose! thats awesome : )

I'm Just Beachy said...

I love these trees too.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Love this tree. I have a hanging plant thats similar looking. . .