ROBYN DAVIS in NORTH HAVEN, NORTH HAVEN New South Wales
Nature of problem:
3 dead advancd callistemon Wildfires (this has happened twice, as replanted another 3 advanced trees)
Type of Plant (if known):
Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
dead leaves and flowers, roots seem ok.
Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
How often do you water the plant:
5 times per week, then away on holidays, it rained and plants died
How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
6 (next to neighbour’s fence)
How long since you planted it:
8 weeks for the first lot ( died when i was on holidays), then replaced them,second planting (advanced plants) lasted about 5 weeks (also died when I was on holidays). Had rain when away.
Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
What other treatments have you given the plant:
mulched with sugar cane
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Thank you for your help. I do not want to plant more, until the problem is solved. I have mature plants nearby which are doing well.
Hi Robyn, My guess is that your holidays killed the plants. Bottlebrushes guzzle water and the dry weather probably killed them off. Callistemon ‘Wildfire’ is growing very well for me. Don