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.

Scientific Name:Callistemon viminalis
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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants