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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Little John'

Pronunciation: kal-LIS-tem-on
SKU #01440
8-11

Good to grow! 10

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OVERVIEW
Description Blood red, bottlebrush-like flower spikes cover this dwarf evergreen shrub from spring into summer. In warm, temperate regions, it will continue to bloom intermittently throughout the year. A densely branched habit with blue-green leaves that have a citrus scent when crushed. The versatile compact size is perfect for today's smaller gardens.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water if very dry.
Blooms Spring to summer; longer in temperate regions
Mature Size Slowly reaches just 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas With 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Agave (Agave); Aloe (Aloe); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. More drought tolerant in coastal areas; less tolerant in hot, arid regions. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.

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