Bottlebrush Trees (Callistemon) are a fairly large genus of trees that produce unique filament flowers along the terminal ends that are shaped like Bottlebrushes.
Little John or Dwarf Bottlebrush is somewhat rare cultivar of Callistemon viminalis found in Australia. It is a miniature form that has compact bright vibrant deep red bottle brush shaped cones of flowers, dense tight green/blue foliage, interesting gray gnarly bark.
This cultivar grows to be 3 to 4 feet tall at most. It is a slow grower that can be used in the landscape in many attractive ways; makes bright colorful hedges or accent plants and is useful in any application where a low slow growing mounding shrub is needed, such as under windows.
Dwarf Bottlebrush is very well suited to potted culture and makes excellent dwarf specimen plants and is a popular choice for Bonsai culture as the trunk becomes grey and gnarly, lending much character with age and is flexible and easily shaped and trained when young.
Butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators are attracted to the vibrant red nectar filled brush shaped cones of flowers, which are present from mid spring until late fall, so it is a nice choice for butterfly gardens, near bird feeders, or other garden observation points. The leaves are a dense dark blue green elongated and grow very dense and tight to the stems.
Condition: One (1) mature, well rooted starter size plant .
Tree will be a minimum of about 4 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. Plants are shipped with wrapped bare root ball.
Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Living Jewels (TM) Garden
- Common Name: Bottlebrush Little John
- Bloom Form: Bottlebrush shaped unique to the species
- Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Hedge, Accent, Focal, Potted, Bonsai
- House Plant Adapative: Yes With Supplemental Full
- Country of Origin:
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Living Jewels (TM) Garden
- Climate: Semi-Tropical
- Color: Red
- Special Features: Slow compact growth habit
- Species: Callistemon viminalis compacta
- Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Light Shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate