How fast does Little John bottlebrush grow?

Description. Little John bottlebrush is a compact evergreen shrub with distinctive pale bluish-green leaves and dark scarlet-red flowers. This is a slow to moderate growing cultivar with a mounding form, slowly growing 4-5 ft. tall and as wide after several years.

Is Little John bottlebrush a perennial?

A densely branched habit with blue-green leaves that have a citrus scent when crushed. The versatile compact size is perfect for today’s smaller gardens….Callistemon ‘Little John’

Botanical Pronunciation kal-LIS-tem-on
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Attribute Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower Color Red

How far apart do you plant Little John bottlebrush?

A slow grower, ‘Little John’ is perfect for small gardens. Grows upright with a dense, rounded habit to 3 ft. tall (90 cm) and 5 ft. wide (150 cm)….Requirements.

Hardiness 8 – 12 What’s My Zone?
Height 3′ (90cm)
Spread 5′ (150cm)
Spacing 60″ (150cm)
Water Needs Low, Average

Can you keep a bottle brush tree small?

Bottlebrush plant pruning is minimal. You can grow it as a shrub with several trunks, or prune it back to a single trunk to grow it as a small tree. If you grow it as a tree, the drooping lower branches may need cutting back to allow for pedestrian traffic and lawn maintenance.

Where is the best place to plant a bottlebrush plant?

full sun
Bottlebrush will grow in full sun or part shade. For best flowering provide at least 5 hours of direct sunlight or all-day lightly filtered sun. Morning shade with afternoon sun or morning sun with afternoon shade is okay.

Can bottlebrush survive a freeze?

Bottlebrush shrubs are not cold hardy and we’re likely to lose many of them. Leave them as is or prune off the brown parts and then wait to see if you get new growth. The perennial star jasmine is an evergreen that sweetens spring with white blooms.

How long do bottlebrush trees live?

20 to 40 years
Good points. Extremely hardy and long lived (bottlebrush flower year after year and can live for 20 to 40 years if given the right climatic and growing conditions).

Is bottlebrush native to Australia?

Bottlebrushes (Callistemon spp.) are among the hardiest of Australian native plants. They are long lived, require minimal maintenance and are almost impossible to kill. The flowers attract native birds, especially honey eaters, and reward the gardener with extraordinary amounts of colour.