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Green John™ Callistemon is a dense shrub with green foliage

Green John™ Callistemon is a dense shrub with green foliage 

Green John™ Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PBR

Green John™ Callistemon is a very similar size to the popular Little John but with one big advantage It has much cleaner foliage and is far less likely to go woody like Little John does.

The vivid red flowers of Green John also contrast better with it’s crisp green foliage.

Green John™ gets beautiful light green new growth that later turns dark green. It can be pruned yearly and keep it at a height of as low as 50cm to keep it super tidy or it can be left to naturally grow to about 1m over many years.

So, for a far tidier John, switch from Little John to Green John™ Callistemon

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Better John™ Callistemon is a ‘better’ bred shrub with blue-green toned mature foliage

Better John™ Callistemon is a ‘better’ bred shrub with blue-green toned mature foliage

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.

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Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is an ultra-compact shrub with rustic red new growth

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is an ultra-compact shrub with rustic red new growth

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

As far as Callistemon or Bottle Brush go, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is very dense and compact. It was breed from the very popular Callistemon Captain Cook. Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon is not only about half the size, but has dense foliage that responds well to a yearly prune. Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon makes a great medium sized hedge, or screen, or can simply be planted as a specimen.

Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon viminalis 'CC19' PBR

After 5 years and three times being pruned, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon only reached this high

In Autumn and early Spring, and sometimes in Winter, Scarlet Flame™ Callistemon flushes masses of beautiful red toned foliage. With Scarlet Flame you get red more often. Red toned foliage, followed by masses of these beautiful red flowers.

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