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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.

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

Grower Location Phone Email
Alpine Nurseries 
DURAL 02 9651 0900 email
Andreasen’s Green Nursery KEMP’S CREEK 02 9826 1911 email
Burbank Nurseries KANGY ANGY 02 4352 1071 email
Diversity /Kenthurst Nursery KENTHURST 02 9654 1410 email
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Yarralumla Nursery YARRALUMLA 02 6207 2446 email
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Meyer Nurseries BLIND BIGHT 03 5998 3762 email
Prestige Plants WHITTLESEA 03 5786 2036 email
Rodilesa Plants JUNORTOUN 03 5449 3966 email
Tall Trees Nursery  BALNARRING 03 5983 0166 email
Yackandandah Valley Nursery STAGHORN FLAT 02 6020 8605 email
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Boundary Nurseries YEPPOON 07 4939 7663 email
Bundaberg Wholesale Nursery BUNDABERG 07 4155 6631 email
Northside Natives BURPENGARY 07 3888 1854 email
Rosemount Nursery ROSEMOUNT 07 5448 4490 email
Wongabel Wholesale Nursery WONGABEL 07 4091 4418 email
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Domus Nursery HACKETTS GULLY 08 9293 1768 email
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Coromandel Native Nursery  COROMANDEL EAST 0404 663 357 email
Native Plants Wholesalers MT GAMBIER 08 8726 6210 email

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

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