Bottlebrush 'Better John'
Callistemon viminalis 'Better John' - Bottlebrush - Better John Bottlebrush
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Item code:
1524050140P

Brighten up your garden with a spectacular, native shrub. This fast growing, evergreen bottlebrush produces small, narrow blue green leaves that are flushed with soft, almost silver new growth. In spring, it features abundant, red flower brushes that attract bees, butterflies and nectar feeding birds. This hardy plant is Ideal for hedges, windbreaks, erosion control or simply as a feature plant in your garden.

Size — 140mm
Growth Width — 90cm
Growth Height — 1.2m
Drought Tolerant
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Red
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Requirements — Clay soil, Sandy soil, Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

To plant, choose a position with well drained soil. Apply a small amount of well composted, organic matter to the soil before you plant. Be sure to add mulch to retain soil moisture. For containers, use a native potting mix. This plant does not like wet feet.

Watering needs

Water this plant regularly. Allow soil to dry out slightly between watering as this plant does not like wet feet.

Pruning Advice

Prune your plant after flowering to retain shape and encourage new growth. It can be pruned back hard if required.