Better John™ Callistemon

Better John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ1’ PVR

  • A ‘Better John’ bred from Little John
  • Easier to grow, quicker to establish and better foliage colour
  • Beautiful blue-green foliage
Better John
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Better John

Better John™ Callistemon viminalis

Description: Better John™ Callistemon is easier to grow and quicker to establish than Little John. Its small red flowers are on display from mid spring to late spring.

Size: 60cm – 1.2m high x 60 – 90cm wide. Will be a little smaller in roadside conditions, but will reach full height potential in well maintained conditions.

Planting Density: 3-5 plants per m², 1.5-2 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Specimen and contrast planting.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits sandy to well drained soils. Tolerates drought and cold.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If ever required prune every 3-4 years for a natural shape, or every 2 years for a tidy hedge.

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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