GREEN JOHN™ Callistemon has lighter green new growth foliage
GREEN JOHN™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ23’
Green John™ Callistemon has also been bred from Little John. Just like Better John™ Callistemon, it is quicker to establish and easier to grow, while keeping Little John’s great small height. The only difference is its green colour, which contrasts nicely with Better John™ Callistemon.
It is slightly more dense growing than Better John™ Callistemon and will tend to be a little slower growing, but still faster than Little John to grow and establish. Green John™ Callistemon produces a lighter green new growth foliage in contrast to the older dark green mature foliage. From a designers perspective, Green John™ Callistemon has a nicer contrasting colour than Little John.
Green John™ Callistemon grows 60cm-1m high x 60cm wide depending on conditions.
Great for specimen and mass planting and as a colour contrast (especially with Better John). General landscape and home garden use.
Red flowers from Sept – Nov
Best Planting Time
March – October
Requires full sun to part shade and works in sandy to well drained soils. Green 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.