Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-2012, 08:08 PM
lsylvain lsylvain is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Posts: 777
Hard Prune of Bottle Brush

I have a customer that just installed some new lighting at his home and an 8' bottle brush that is pruned into a hedge is in the way of the lighting and needs to come down to 4'. Being in the myrtle family I would think that it could handle this but I'm not sure. Any help would be useful.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Florida Gardener's Avatar
Florida Gardener Florida Gardener is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Humid S. Fl. with sights set on San Diego
Posts: 5,052
The first problem is keeping a bottle brush as a hedge. It is a tree. Replace with actual hedge material.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2012, 10:39 PM
R & R Yard Designs's Avatar
R & R Yard Designs R & R Yard Designs is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Matteson Il
Posts: 602
We cut oirs down every winter
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:12 PM
lsylvain lsylvain is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Posts: 777
Quote:
Originally Posted by diamondlandscaping View Post
The first problem is keeping a bottle brush as a hedge. It is a tree. Replace with actual hedge material.
Posted via Mobile Device
It actually makes an awesome hedge (really not quite a hedge but more than a bush) and becomes nearly solid flowers when in bloom. It doesn't grow to fast and is easy to maintain. I don't know what genius "professional" landscaper decided to plant it 12" away from the house and 12" off the driveway but they did. So for the last 15 years the owner has kept it trimmed so it wasn't on the house or blocking the garage door and it has become really nice and thick.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:17 PM
lsylvain lsylvain is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Posts: 777
Quote:
Originally Posted by R & R Yard Designs View Post
We cut oirs down every winter
Posted via Mobile Device
Really? And it bounces right back? I'm just afraid taking out 1/2 of it will cause to much damage.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 PM.

Page generated in 0.07054 seconds with 9 queries