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Better John™

Callistemon viminalis 'LJ1' PBR

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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
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 0.5 to 1m
    • Spread: 0.5 to 1m
    • Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
    • Growth Habit: Shrub
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool
    • Flowering Time(s): Spring
    • Flower Colour: Red
    • Plant Type: Shrubs

    Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT_Xju6VA9E

    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.

    Care Instructions

    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.

    How to use

    Specimen and contrast planting.

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