Better John™ Callistemon is a ‘better’ bred shrub with blue-green toned mature foliage
If you like the blue foliage tinge of Little John, then you’ll love Better John™ Callistemon even more. It has a nicer new silver blue-green foliage growth compared to Little John with the same old glaucous foliage.
It is quicker to establish and forms a denser plant. It always seems to look healthier than Little John. It is very drought and frost tolerant and copes well with most soil types including sandy soils and heavy clay soils. It will start flowering mid spring and finish late spring with eye catching red flowers.
It can be kept to a minimum height of 60cm if pruned yearly or it will grow to 1.3 meters after about 8 years if left un-pruned.