Better John™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PBR

Better John™ - Bred from 'Little John' Callistemon

Better John™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PBR

Native Shrubs & Ground Covers Range


Plant Description: This Bottlebrush / Callistemon was bred from Little John, but is quicker to establish, easier to grow and has a better foliage colour.

Height & Width: 60cm-1.2m high x 60-90cm wide.

Foliage: Beautiful green foliage with new growth that has silver coloured tones as a result of their soft hairy texture.

Flowers: Small red bottle brush flowers starting in mid-spring and finishing in late spring.

Uses: Small to Medium hedge (also as a specimen or contrast plant).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. Moderate Myrtle Rust Resistance.

Soil Type: Sandy to well drained soils.

Best Planting Time: March to October.

Planting Density: 1.5-2 plants per linear metre (3-5 plants per m²).

Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA and WA.

Pruning: Prune every 2 years for a tidy hedge, more regular pruning will result in a tidier, denser hedge. Prune every 3-4 years for a natural shape (if required).

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.


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