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CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Little John'

Commonly known as Crimson bottlebrush

Miniature habit, deep red flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
  • Evergreen - blue-green, lance-shaped leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Red - deep red
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - rounded habit. Produces flower spikes at the top of the branches.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - sheltered position.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites, mealy bugs and scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales, Victoria). C. viminalis hybrid.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - short spikes
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based potting, JI. No 2. with full light and ventilation.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - leaves release attractive lemon scent when crushed.
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
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90cm (36in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)
 

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