Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Look What's Blooming!!!!
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!