Callistemon viminalis ‘Green John’ – Bottlebrush

Low maintenance and quick to establish, this new dwarf bottlebrush cultivar has emerald-green foliage with a light silver tones on new growth. A good feature plant or pruned into a hedge due to the dense foliage, this versatile plant can also be grown in a pot and trimmed to appropriate size. Flowers throughout Spring, bearing compact deep red brushes. It works for most soil types and is resistant to both drought and frost. High resistance to Myrtle Rust. Prune every 2 years to shape hedges and pot plants, or 3-4 years if a more natural growth habit is preferred.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Callistemon viminalis
Cultivar:Green John
Common Name:Bottlebrush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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