Green John™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PBR

Green John™ - Denser & faster growing than 'Little John' Callistemon

Green John™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PBR

Native Shrubs & Ground Covers Range


Plant Description: This Callistemon contrast nicely with the blue-green tones of Better John™ Callistemon, and its green foliage contrast well with its beautiful red bottle brush flowers. It is denser and faster growing than 'Little John' Callistemon.

Height & Width: 60cm-1m high x 60cm wide.

Foliage: Lighter green new growth that contrasts with darker green mature foliage.

Flowers: Red bottle brush flowers from September to November.

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

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought and cold tolerant. Highly Myrtle Rust Resistant.

Soil Type: Sandy to well drained soils.

Best Planting Time: March to October.

Planting Density: 2-2.5 plants per linear metre (3-6 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 if a more natural shape is desired.

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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