Callistemon ‘Little John’

Botanical Name: Callistemon ‘Little John’

Phonetic: kal-ih-Steh-mon

Common Name(s): Little John Bottlebrush/Dwarf Bottlebrush


Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Plant Type: Shrub, perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, alternate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Distinctive pale bluish to green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Red

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zones: 7-9, 13-24
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate          
Height: 4-5 Feet
Spread: 10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Nos susceptible to pests
Soil: Does well in many soil conditions

Maintenance: This plant is hardier than most other bottlebrushes

Features: Mounding habit, attracts birds and hummingbirds, attractive shrub and red flowers, attracts bees
Uses: Accent plant, natural or clipped hedge, small specimen tree, mixed garden plantings, narrow garden strips

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