Dwarf Bottlebrush
(Callistemon 'Little John')

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Callistemon 'Little John'

Slow growing shrub. Low mound easily maintained by occasional pruning. Leaves are narrow and bluish grey-green in colour. Flowers are produced in late winter to autumn and are bright red in colour. Fruits are enclosed in brown capsules which persist for several years. Likes moisture, but can withstand drought. Like other Callistemons, it attracts hummingbirds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Loam
Tolerances
Wind
Regions
Habitat plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter
Colours
Red
Gardens
Backyard