Little John Dwarf Weeping Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'

Native to Australia, this dwarf evergreen shrub is covered by blood-red, bottlebrush-like flowers from spring into summer. In warmer climates, flowers will bloom throughout the year. Very attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. Due to its compact size, this species grows well in containers, borders, or mass planted as a shorter hedge.


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Little John Dwarf Weeping Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
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5 gallon, 8"h x 10"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
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A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.