Jun 15, This shrub can be pruned at a node shortly below the tip of the stem. How far can you prune a bottlebrush shrub?
The answer is keep it minimal, and try to only clip a couple of inches (5 cm.) below the tips. This shrub looks best in its natural shape, though it is often pruned into a tree form with an umbrella shaped bushcutter.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 06, 6 Jun, Andrewr. Bottlebrushes flower in the summer (mine is in July) so pruning of any live branches should be left until the flowers fade or you will lose a year's blooms.
6 Jun, Bamboo. Andrewr, depends where you live - mine's been in flower for 2 weeks and is nearly done. But I guess up north, it'll be later.
Mar 13, Our bottle brush shrub appears to have winter kill. Our bottle brush shrub appears to have winter kill, as the leaves have turned brown. It has always produced blooms and is a relatively small upright shrub. Do I prune heavily or lightly to see if it responds? This shrub faces east and is located in the foundation plantings. Sep 21, Cut bottle brush shrubs back to the ground in spring after you see new growth. Older shrubs that have few flowers or are starting to look ragged benefit from this rejuvenation pruning.
Use a pruning saw to cut branches as close to the ground as you can.