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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush*

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush flowers

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush in bloom

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Crimson Bottlebrush, Lemon Bottlebrush

Description:

Intense crimson red bottlebrush blooms througout the summer on a compact dwarf variety that produces dense blue-green foliage on a mounded habit; can be maintained as a hedge or landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush features showy spikes of crimson catkins at the ends of the branches from mid spring to late fall. It has bluish-green foliage. The fragrant narrow leaves remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features