Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'Item #1440 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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Blood red blooms cover the top of this dwarf grower for an extended season. Dense branches are covered with blue-green leaves. Versatile compact size is perfect for today's smaller gardens. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Slow grower to only 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kal-LIS-tem-on si-TRI-nusPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 28Growth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to only 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Heaviest in spring, summerFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasWith its lower spreading habit, this hummingbird magnet fits into any garden. Use as a foundation cover-up in drought-resistant gardens or as middle-of-the-border accent plants. Line up several for a hedge or mass them like groundcover in very hot planting areas where other plants wilt. Ideal for desert landscapes.Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Aloe (Aloe); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.