ARTISTREE TIP: FOR OUTDOOR ELEGANCE, CONSIDER A WEEPING BOTTLEBRUSH TREE.
Q: I’m looking for a smaller tree that will add privacy and a bit of a romantic feel to my Southwest Florida garden. What do you recommend?
A: One of ArtisTree’s all-time favorites is the weeping bottlebrush tree. This brilliant showstopper expertly placed can make outdoor evening dining feel like you’ve been whisked away to Paris. It pleases during the day, too, exuding a lush elegant feel.
Known for its small stature and romantic weeping form, the weeping bottlebrush is unrivaled for its grace and beauty while resisting most pests (which we promise you’ll appreciate when sitting outside and enjoying evening breezes). And though it only grows 15 to 20 feet tall, it will provide nice privacy as the dense crown matures and develops cascading branches.
Fuzzy bottle-shaped blossoms appear heavily in the spring and early summer (March through July) and intermittently throughout the rest of the year. Requires full sun but will also do well with some shade. Performs best in moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant, too.
Intrigued? Ask your landscape designer if he or she thinks this evergreen specimen will work in your landscape. We promise it will be one of the most admired trees in your neighborhood.
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