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When is the best time to prune my bottlebrush plant?

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Prune immediately after the flowers have finished. Cut off the sections of shoot that had flowers on them and remove any thin, straggling shoots. After pruning, feed the shrub with a general fertiliser such as Vitax Q4'>Vitax Q4, mixing it into the soil surface. If there is no rain within a week, water the soil so that the plant can take up the fertiliser.

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