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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
Callistemon viminalis 'Green John' is a dense growing small shrub with bright red bottlebrush flowers in spring. It is like Callistemon 'Little John', but is denser, faster growing, and the foliage is light green, which contrasts nicely with the flowers. It is very resistant to Myrtle rust. Suits sandy to well drained soil, and sun or part shade. Makes a great low hedge plant, and can be trimmed to shape. Bottlebrushes respond well to pruning.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.