Little John Bottlebrush Tree

Little John Bottlebrush Tree

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Evergreen Shrub's Colorful Flowers is a Hummingbird Magnet!

Callistemon citrinus ‘Little John’ Bottlebrush tree is a unique and dwarf evergreen that is sure to turn heads in your garden!

With bright red flowers that embody the bottlebrush family, the compact flowering shrub features blue-green foliage that is narrow and spindly. The blood-red bottlebrush flower spikes are extremely attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies who will fly for miles to get to the sweet nectar the flowers offer.

The red blooms look beautiful cut for vases or floral arrangements and will bloom throughout spring and summer. The dense evergreen foliage will put off a citrus aroma when crushed.

With a low, spreading habit the Little John Bottlebrush is perfect for smaller gardens, containers, foundation plantings, or used as a groundcover.


Grow this bottlebrush shrub across the United States in USDA growing zones 8-11. With little maintenance needed to keep it thriving, it is adaptable to most soil sites as long as it’s in full sun with well-draining soil. The Little John prefers slightly acidic soil

The mature tree size is up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide making it wider than it is tall, and the perfect small tree. It has a slow growth rate of up to and rounded shape that look good in borders or garden beds as an accent plant.

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in the early spring growing season to help boost growth and flower production. Prune the evergreen shrub as needed to maintain desired shape and size. Maintain a regular watering schedule until the dense shrub establishes into the landscape. If planted in a container, it will need more frequent watering.

This low-maintenance shrub is heat and drought-tolerant, salt spray tolerant, deer resistant, easy to grow and care for, and looks beautiful in any garden all year long!

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Botanical Name
Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

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Mature Width
5 ft

Mature Height
3 ft

Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

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Thank you! I loved the plant that was shipped to me!! I Loved the freshness it had when it was delivered! Planted into a pot and kept in sun! Not looking as soft as it was delivered! Brought indoors and kept next to window! Just trying to bring it back to the state it was delivered!! Will definitely post a picture when it lowers! So looking forward to it!


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