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Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

  • Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush
  • Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush

Product Details

Growing Zones: 8-11 outdoors

This plant may not thrive in your area

      8-11 outdoors
   Map 8-11 outdoors (hardy down to 20℉)
  • Mature Height: 3 ft.
  • Mature Width: 5 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Growth Rate: up to 2 ft.
  • Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Product Description

Unique Bloom Spikes and Evergreen Foliage

With a lower spreading silhouette and evergreen foliage, the unique Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush fits in any garden. Even better? It’s set apart by its deep red, brush-like floral spikes that cover from spring into summer, living up to its name and offering season-to-season visual interest.

Plus, Little John’s dense branching is improved by aromatic blue-green leaves. So, the blooms aren’t the only interesting feature since its leaves emanate a sweet citrus scent when crushed. And since its versatile, compact size is ideal for any area, you’ll get the benefits of good looks, drought tolerance and soil adaptability wherever you plant it.

But the best part? Our Little John is planted, grown and meticulously monitored, long before it ever arrives to your door. We’ve put in the extra work so that you’ll get the benefits of its consistent size, shape and blooms, making it a proven performer in your homescape.

You reap the rewards, all without effort or hassle. You can expect these benefits and more from your Little John for the life of the plant. Order your own Little John before it’s gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Little John in a reliably sunny area (one that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day) and in well-drained soil. Once you’ve chosen a location, dig a hole that’s two to three times the size of your shrub’s root ball, place your Little John, then back fill the soil while tamping down the soil to avoid air pockets. After planting, water your shrub to settle the roots.

2. Watering: Water your Little John regularly during the first growing season to establish its root system, approximately once per week. You can reduce the frequency of watering once it’s established. If you’re not sure when to water, however, simply check its surrounding soil, down to about 2 or 3 inches. If the soil is dry, it’s time to water your plant.

3. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring for best results.

4. Pruning: Prune to shape your shrub after it flowers during the summer season.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zone 6 Week of March 29th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
Order Total Shipping Charges
Less than $15 $11.99
$15.00-$23.99 $13.99
$24.00-$39.99 $16.99
$40.00-$79.99 $19.99
$80.00-$98.99 $24.99
$99.00-$128.99 $29.99
$129.00-$148.99 $39.99

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