BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon
Better John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ1’ PBR
- A ‘Better John’ bred from Little John
- Easier to grow, quicker to establish and better foliage colour
- Stays at a compact height
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.