Better John™ Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PP #27,331
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kal-LIS-tem-on vi-mi-NAH-liss|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to summer; nearly year-round in temperate regions.|
|Design Ideas||Use this versatile, compact shrub 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. A hummingbird magnet, perfect for brightening desert-themed landscapes. Flushes of soft, silvery new growth contrasts with mature blue-green foliage, making it an excellent companion to the darker green foliage of Green John™ Callistemon.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Heat Loving|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus); Euryops (Euryops); Stonecrop (Sedum); Photinia (Photinia); Rock Rose (Cistus); Aloe (Aloe)|
Provide average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. More drought tolerant in coastal areas; less tolerant in hot, arid regions. Feed in early spring. Prune to shape every 3 or 4 years; every other year as a formal hedge.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11