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Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'/Dwarf Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John' / Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Small shrub with rosettes of tightly arranged leaves
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Small shrub with rosettes of tightly arranged leaves

Silvery-gray foliage and single powerpuff-like flower

Bright red flower in among the leaves of the dwarf bottlebrush

Close-up of new foliage and flower

Flowers and foliage

Close-up of flowers

Terminal shoots on a mature plant

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Scientific Name: Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Common Name: Dwarf Bottlebrush
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a relatively small shrub that needs full sunlight and a well drained soil. There are several cycles of bloom during the warm months of the year. Flowers can be present at nearly any time during the summer months. Can tolerate rather hot, dry sites in full sunlight.