Better John™ Callistemon is a 'better' bred shrub with blue-green toned mature foliage
A new Callistemon cultivar with blue-green toned mature foliage. New growth foliage has silver coloured tones due to soft hairy texture. Will start flowering mid spring and finish late spring with small red flowers.
A 'Better John' bred from Little John
Easier to grow, quicker to establish and better foliage colour
Height Range: 0.5 to 1m
Spread: 0.5 to 1m
Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
Growth Habit: Shrub
Suitable Climate Zone(s):
Flowering Time(s): Spring
Flower Colour: Red
Plant Type: Shrubs
How it works
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.
Full sun to part shade. Suits sandy to well drained soils. Tolerates drought and cold.
Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If ever required prune every 3-4 years for a natural shape, or every 2 years for a tidy hedge.