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Little John Bottlebrush

Little John Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

  • The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as 'Little John', is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley.
Little John Bottlebrush
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Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

  • Blooms: Red flowers from spring through fall
  • Well-suited for: Small unconventional hedge
  • Unique feature: Bright red brush-like flowers

The Little John Bottlebrush, or just ‘Little John’, is one of the most identifiable shrubs in the areas where it grows, such as the general southwest region. The small to medium shrub produces dark red, brushy flowers during the spring and summer months. Versatile, hardy and colorful, the Little John is a popular accent plant used in many types of landscapes. Little John’s can make a nice informal hedge, accent to a desert yard, or planted in mass over large areas.

Little John Bottlebrush shrubs thrive in a variety of soil conditions and love the summer heat. They do well when they are planted in an area of your yard that offers them full sun exposure. In the first year, Little John’s might need a bit more water but require less of it after the first year, once established. This bottlebrush shrub is known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies when in bloom, which adds some fun and entertainment for homeowners.

To keep the flowers blooming and the foliage dark green, fertilize consistently spring through fall with our very own Moon Dust to see Little John’s full beauty.

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer vibrant and healthy plants that are ready to provide added value and instant beauty around your home. We also offer free design consultation at all of our nursery locations with an expert designer to make your landscaping goals a reality!

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