11 January 2011 21:29:13
Split along it's length
I bought a Callistemon (bottle brush) a few years ago, it did not do very well. I moved it and gave some TLC and it put on lots of new growth, I even thought it was going to flower last year, but it did not. Had great hopes for it this year.
While out in the garden the other day, I noticed it was looking very sad. On looking closer, it could see that all the new growth was hanging down. I thought the snow had broken the branches. When I cut the branches back I noticed the branches were not broken, but had totally split into section along their lengths.
Has anyone seen this before?
Was it the weight of the snow or did the frost split the branches?