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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.

BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon dimensions

Other Suggested Varieties:
Take a look at the whole Native Shrubs & Groundcovers range to decide which plant is best for you

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