Callistemon 'Little John'

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Callistemon 'Little John'

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Common name and scientific name of the plant: "Callistemon 'Little John' - Compact Bottlebrush Shrub"


Description of the plant's appearance: "Callistemon 'Little John' is a delightful compact bottlebrush shrub that's native to Australia. Its distinctive feature is its vibrant, red bottlebrush-shaped flowers that resemble the bristles of a bottlebrush. The shrub forms a neat, dense mound of evergreen foliage with a bushy, rounded shape."


Growing requirements: "This compact bottlebrush thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It's drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal pruning to maintain its compact form."


Unique plant features: "The 'Little John' bottlebrush is cherished for its striking red flowers, which attract pollinators like birds and bees. Its compact size makes it ideal for smaller gardens, borders, and even container planting."


Suggestions for use: "Plant 'Little John' as a focal point in your garden, as a low hedge, or in containers on your patio. Its vibrant flowers and easy care make it a standout choice for any landscape."

Light requirement: Full Sun

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-drained soil

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: This compact bottlebrush prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It's drought-tolerant once established, and minimal pruning is needed to maintain its compact shape.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Mature height: 90 cm

Mature width: 90 cm

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Red

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season:

Fruit: No

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