Callistemon ‘Little John’

Dwarf Bottlebrush
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3′ x 3′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Hedge, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 12-24

Handsome aromatic foliage; Red bottlebrush-like blooms sun to partial shade. Callistemon ‘Little John’ otherwise known as Dwarf Callistemon,  is a small evergreen shrub growing to a 3 feet high / 3 feet wide rounded mound with narrow 3 inch long bluish gray-green leaves and flowers of blood red bristle stamens that appear throughout the year. Peak bloom time is early summer through fall.Plant in full sun to light shade. Performs best with some irrigation. Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. A great small Bottlebrush for massing or as a foundation plant. Attracts bees.

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