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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush Callistemon Plant

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush Callistemon Plant

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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush Callistemon Plant

Blood red, bottlebrush-like flower spikes cover this dwarf evergreen shrub from spring into summer. In warm, temperate regions, it will continue to bloom intermittently throughout the year. A densely branched habit with blue-green leaves that have a citrus scent when crushed. The versatile compact size is perfect for today's smaller gardens.

The Little John Bottlebrush, or just ‘Little John’, is one of the most identifiable shrubs in the areas where it grows, such as the general southwest region. The small to medium shrub produces dark red, brushy flowers during the spring and summer months. Versatile, hardy and colorful, the Little John is a popular accent plant used in many types of landscapes. Little John’s can make a nice informal hedge, accent to a desert yard, or planted in mass over large areas.

Little John Bottlebrush shrubs thrive in a variety of soil conditions and love the summer heat. They do well when they are planted in an area of your yard that offers them full sun exposure. In the first year, Little John’s might need a bit more water but require less of it after the first year, once established. This bottlebrush shrub is known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies when in bloom, which adds some fun and entertainment for homeowners.

With its lower spreading habit, this hummingbird magnet fits into any garden. Use as a foundation cover-up in drought-resistant gardens or as middle-of-the-border accent plants. Line up several for a hedge or mass them like groundcover in very hot planting areas where other plants wilt. Ideal for desert landscapes.

The plant is currently growing in a one gallon container, but will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 12 to 18 inches in height.

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