Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush

Callistemon 'Little John'

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1440
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Blood red blooms cover the top of this colorful grower for an extended season. Dense branches are covered with blue-green leaves. Versatile, dwarf size is perfect for smaller gardens. Evergreen. Full sun. Slow grower to only 3 feet tall, 5 feet wide. Cutting grown.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationkal-LIS-tem-on
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches just 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to summer; nearly year-round in temperate regions.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureFlowering Waterwise Shrub

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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