BETTER JOHN™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ1’
Better John™ Callistemon has been bred from Little John. It’s a native shrub that is quicker to establish, easier to grow and has better foliage colour than Little John, all while keeping Little John’s great small height.
Better John™ Callistemon flowers from mid to late spring and its mature foliage is blue-grey, but its new growth will have a silver tone due to the soft hairy texture.
In roadside conditions, Better John™ Callistemon will be a little smaller, but in well maintained conditions, it will reach full height potential.
Better John™ Callistemon grows 60cm -1.2m high x 60 – 90cm wide depending on conditions.
Great for specimen planting and as a colour contrast (especially with Green John™ Callistemon).
Red flowers from Sept – Nov
Best Planting Time
March – October
Requires full sun to part shade and works in sandy to well drained soils. Better John™ Callistemon is drought tolerant and has low to moderate frost tolerance.
Water well until established and prune as required.
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.