Better John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ1’
- 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.
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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.