Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John')
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low to moderate
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to early summer
Origin Australia

This compact shrub is a favorite among gardeners due to its attractive red blooms and easy maintenance. Its botanical name is Callistemon citrinus 'Little John,' and it's native to Australia.

Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush grows to a height of 3-4 feet with a similar spread, making it an excellent choice for smaller gardens and containers. Its most striking feature is the bright red bottlebrush-like flowers that appear in spring and continue blooming throughout the summer. The foliage is also attractive, with small, narrow leaves that are a blue-gray color.

This plant is a hardy and easy-to-care-for shrub that is perfect for warmer climates such as Florida. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush can also tolerate moderate salt spray, making it a great choice for coastal gardens.

The Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush requires well-draining soil and can benefit from occasional fertilization. Watering should be done regularly, but be sure not to overwater, as this can cause root rot. Pruning should be done after the plant has finished blooming in late summer or early fall, to maintain its shape and promote new growth.

Adding the Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush to your garden can provide a pop of color, attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and bring a touch of the Australian outback to your landscape. Plantology recommends this plant for gardeners who want an easy-to-maintain and beautiful shrub that can thrive in Florida's warm climate.



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