Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush
Callistemon 'Little John'
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Agave (Agave); Aloe (Aloe); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Echeveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.