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C.Little_John.JPG (35423 bytes)Callistemon Little John: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a dwarf, rounded shrub measuring one metre by one metre.
The leaves are narrow, an unusual blue-green and crowded on the stems. The flower spikes are dark red and spring is said to be the main flowering period. Our specimens commence flowering in early summer. Honeyeaters are attracted to the flowers. Always remove the spent flower spikes to ensure plenty of new growth and blooms in the next flowering season. Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.
“Little John” was shrub of the year in 1986. The cultivar was raised by Ken Dunstan in northern New South Wales .
e_John.JPG (35423 bytes)" width="104" height="70" align="left">Callistemon Little John: is a member of the Myrtaceae family and is a dwarf, rounded shrub measuring one metre by one metre.
The leaves are narrow, an unusual blue-green and crowded on the stems. The flower spikes are dark red and spring is said to be the main flowering period. Our specimens commence flowering in early summer. HoneyeatersWe think “Little John” was selected from a batch of Callistemon viminalis seedlings.
Callistemon Little John is one of the parents of Callistemon Matthew Flinders.
“Little John” has proved to be hardy and free flowering in many parts of Australia .
Native garden beds would benefit from the addition of “Little John” as a foreground specimen.
Propagation must be from cuttings to preserve this cultivar’s desirable characteristics.

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