The Little John Bottlebrush (Callistemon plant) is an evergreen shrub that is native to Australia. It is a low-growing, compact shrub that produces abundant clusters of bright red flowers from late spring to early summer. The flowers are followed by decorative seed capsules that remain on the plant throughout the year. The foliage is a deep green and the plant can reach up to 2m in height and width.
The Little John Bottlebrush is an ideal plant for small gardens, as it requires minimal maintenance and is very drought tolerant. It is also suitable for container gardening, as it can be pruned to maintain a compact shape. It is a great choice for attracting birds and other wildlife to the garden, as the flowers provide a source of nectar and the seed capsules provide food for the birds.
The Little John Bottlebrush is a hardy plant that will thrive in full sun or partial shade. It prefers a well-drained soil and will tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal pruning and watering. The plant can be propagated from cuttings or from seed, and will grow quickly once established.
The Little John Bottlebrush is a great choice for adding a splash of colour to the garden. It can be used as a feature plant, or planted in a border or as a hedge. The plant is available from HH Plant Nursery for $29.99.