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Callistemon 'Little John' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon 'Little John' is a great little shrub that is a proven performer. A dwarf bottlebrush with dark red flowers in spring and summer and attractive blue-grey foliage. Can be shy to flower but worth growing for the foliage alone. Great rockery, container plant or general garden shrub. Pruning will encourage more dense growth. Grows to a metre and a half high and wide. Tolerant of dropught and moderate frost.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.75 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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