I have a bottle brush tree(Callistemon citrinus) that is about 7 feet tall.
It is one of my favorite plants. Such a bright pretty cheerful thing to
look at when it blooms. Its location is good, in that when it sheds, it
doesn't affect anything and make a mess on anything important.
I was out of town today and when I got home, I was disappointed to see my
bottle brush tree listing heavily to one side. The wind must have been
coming out of the southwest (according to the direction it was leaning.) It
was dark already, so I couldn't get all the details, but it looks like it's
partially uprooted. The trunk is not broken. Looks as if the slab of
ground that the rootball is in came out with the leaning over. How should I
repair the damage. Just pull it back upright? And tie it off to support
it? It's been in the ground at least a couple of years. Should I expect
any trauma...leaves falling, or yellowing? I hate it when something bad
happens to one of my plants.
z10, south of New Orleans.