Green John™ Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PP #27,547
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, 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring to summer; nearly year-round in temperate regions.|
|Design Ideas||With its dense, compact 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 to brighten desert landscapes. Flushes of green new foliage contrast with mature dark green foliage, making it an excellent companion to the blue-green foliage of Better John™ Callistemon.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, 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||Privet (Ligustrum); Euryops (Euryops); African Iris (Dietes); Strawberry Tree (Arbutus); Pittosporum (Pittosporum); Photinia (Photinia)|
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