Green John™ Callistemon

Green John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ23’ PVR

  • Slightly more dense and slower growing than Better John™ Callistemon
  • Still faster than Little John to grow and establish
  • Light green new growth foliage
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Green John™ Callistemon viminalis

Description: Green John™ Callistemon is easier to grow and quicker to establish than Little John, but is slightly slower growing than the Better John™ plant. Its small red flowers are on view from mid spring to late spring.

Size: 60cm-1m high x 60cm wide.

Planting Density: 3-6 plants per m², 2-2.5 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Specimen and/or 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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