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BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon dimensions

BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PBR

BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PBR

Better John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ1’ PBR

  • A ‘Better John’ bred from Little John
  • Easier to grow, quicker to establish and better foliage colour

Description: A new Callistemon cultivar with blue-green toned mature foliage. New growth foliage has silver coloured tones due to soft hairy texture. Will start flowering mid spring and finish late spring with small red flowers.

Size: 60cm – 1.2m high x 60 – 90cm wide.

Planting Density: 3-5 plants per m², 1.5-2 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Specimen and contrast planting.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits sandy to well drained soils. Tolerates drought and cold.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If ever required prune every 3-4 years for a natural shape, or every 2 years for a tidy hedge.

Where it works: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.

Top Better John™ Wholesale Growers

Some of the top wholesale growers listed below do also sell retail, those marked as Trade Only will not, all others will sell direct to the general public.

Grower Location Phone Email
Yarralumla Nursery
(Trade Only)
YARRALUMLA 02 6207 8230
Grower Location Phone Email
Alpine Nurseries
(Trade Only)
DURAL 02 9651 0900
Kathmar Orchids
(Trade Only)
GLENDALE 02 4951 8550
Flower Power Group (Arborglen Pty Ltd) GLENORIE 02 9652 2327
Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
KEMPS CREEK 02 9826 1911
Grower Location Phone Email
Northside Natives
(Trade Only)
BURPENGARY 07 3888 1854
Natives R Us
(Trade Only)
TRAVESTON 07 5485 1800
Wongabel Wholesale Nursery
(Trade Only)
WONGABEL 07 4091 4418
Grower Location Phone Email
Tall Trees
(Trade Only)
BALNARRING 03 5983 0166
Meyer Nurseries
(Trade Only)
BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762
ANFF Discount Plants Pty Ltd COBRAM EAST 03 5873 5444
Rodilesa Plants JUNORTOUN 03 5449 3966
Prestige Plants
(Trade Only)
KINGLAKE 03 5786 2036
Wombat Gully Plant Farm Geelong MOOLAP 03 5248 6911
Grower Location Phone Email
Benara Nurseries
(Trade Only)
CARABOODA 08 9561 9000
Domus Nursery
(Trade Only)
HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768
Ecosystem Management Services (Workpower)
(Trade Only)
NORANDA 08 935 4900

For retail nurseries and more wholesale growers click here.

GROWER KNOWLEDGE:
This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

HEIGHTS:
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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