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Little John Dwarf BottleBrush blooms and foliage
Little John Dwarf BottleBrush blooms and foliage

Little John Dwarf BottleBrush

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Hummingbird magnet for hot spots!

Dwarf BottleBrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John') is for hot spots! This zone 8-11 evergreen is a petite version of its grandiose kin, but the impact is just as big.

It is a slow grower to 3’ tall and 5’ wide. The bushy blue-green foliage makes a striking carefree mound in the garden. From spring to summer it is covered in ruby red bottle-brush type flowers that set hummingbirds abuzz. In the warmest zones it will flower intermittently all year long.

This dwarf looks great along a foundation or hiding the edge of the deck. Try several as a hedge or lining a driveway. It also works well in pots and is a perfect specimen in today’s smaller gardens. It works well when massed as a groundcover where other plants will wilt in the heat.

As you could guess, because it loves the heat it is a great plant for desert landscapes and works really well with other heat lovers. Pair it with agaves, aloes and sedums for a very waterwise and textural garden.

As its Latin name ‘citrinus’ suggests, when you crush the leaves you get the unmistakable scent of citrus. Plant it where you can enjoy brushing past it. This hard working and beautiful shrub will bring a hot-tropic look to you garden with very little work from you.

Order yours today and enjoy the show this summer!

* Blue-green foliage
* Fits small gardens
* Xeric
* Containers
* Ground cover
* Ruby red flowers
* Hummingbirds love it!


Little John Dwarf BottleBrush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 3 feet
Mature Spread 5 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Water to establish, then as needed during dry spells
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Blue-green