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Plant Description: This Callistemon incorporates 2 of the most popular Callistemon varieties on the market, 'Captain Cook' and 'Little John'. It has a more compact growth habit than 'Captain Cook and a better flower presentation than 'Little John', and it also establishes faster once planted.
Height & Width: 1.8m high x 1.5m wide.
Foliage: Fresh green toned foliage.
Flowers: Red bottlebrush flowers from September to November.
Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Frost and drought tolerant.
Soil Type: Most soil conditions.
Best Planting Time: March to October.
Planting Density: 1-1.5 plants per linear metre (1-2 plants per m²).
Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA and WA.
Pruning: Prune 1-3 times per year after flowering for a tidy Callistemon hedge. More frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge.
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.
- In sandy soils and very dry climates, top up watering in summer will be beneficial.
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