Great Design Plant: Dwarf Bottlebrush
 

Great Design Plant: Dwarf Bottlebrush

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If you live where it gets colder than 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you can still grow Callistemon 'Little John' in containers. Its small size will allow you to keep it potted for years without its outgrowing the space, and it adapts easily to spending the winter as a houseplant. This plant is drought tolerant once established, but I recommend repotting nursery-grown plants into larger pots and allowing them to put out deeper roots first. Plant them singly in pots or use them in a grouping by combining them with large-leaved plants to provide some contrast. A grouping of three large ceramic urns planted with dwarf bottlebrushes would make an excellent low-maintenance display and bring the blooms and velvety leaves closer to eye level.

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barbnicoll added this to barbnicoll's ideas
September 4, 2013
Sunny flowers
ann2austin added this to Landscape Ideas
September 3, 2013
Dwarf bottlebrush 'little john'. ? grow in containers
suegibb added this to outside
September 2, 2013
Little John bottlebrush Zone 9-11?
ombra75 added this to ombra75's Favorites
August 29, 2013
Front yard
ladyclyde added this to ladyclyde's ideas
August 25, 2013
more bottlebrush
zippitydoodaday added this to Garden
August 24, 2013
If you live where it gets colder than 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you can still grow Callistemon 'Little John' in containers. Its small size will allow you to keep it potted for years without its outgrowing the space, and it adapts easily to spending the winter as a houseplant. This plant is drought tolerant once established, but I recommend repotting nursery-grown plants into larger pots and allowing them to put out deeper roots first. Plant them singly in pots or use them in a grouping by combining them with large-leaved plants to provide some contrast. A grouping of three large ceramic urns planted with dwarf bottlebrushes would make an excellent low-maintenance display and bring the blooms and velvety leaves closer to eye level.
kbshantz added this to kbshantz's Ideas
August 22, 2013
i would love to have some of these beautiful plants
Marian Cappelletti added this to Landscaping
August 22, 2013
Dwarf Bottlebrush
leslieandphilip added this to exterior house ideas
August 22, 2013
One of my favorites for Tx
Divya Jaroni added this to divya_jaroni's Ideas
August 22, 2013
Bottlebrush
Misha Dawaioser added this to Backyard ideas
August 21, 2013
Callistemon viminalis ('Little John') may very well be the hottest plant you've never heard of. Those of you in the subtropics may be familiar with bottlebrushes as showy trees and large shrubs, but this dwarf variety is small enough for anyone to use in containers. Those in zones 9 to 11 can take advantage of its small size — 2 to 3 feet tall and wide — by using it for ground covers and foundation plantings.
c1safely added this to c1safely's Ideas
August 21, 2013
drought and tolerance
Jackie Sundboom added this to indoor decortating
August 21, 2013
Dwarf Bottlebrush If you live where it gets colder than 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you can still grow Callistemon 'Little John' in containers. Its small size will allow you to keep it potted for years without its outgrowing the space, and it adapts easily to spending the winter as a houseplant. This plant is drought tolerant once established, but I recommend repotting nursery-grown plants into larger pots and allowing them to put out deeper roots first. Plant them singly in pots or use them in a grouping by combining them with large-leaved plants to provide some contrast. A grouping of three large ceramic urns planted with dwarf bottlebrushes would make an excellent low-maintenance display and bring the blooms and velvety leaves closer to eye level.
pemwelshcorgi added this to Garden
August 21, 2013
Stunning red flowers and drought tolerant!
dianneebalch added this to front door and porch & turn around drive
August 21, 2013
SO PRETTY!
kardeshna added this to backflow cover plants
August 21, 2013
pretty color and hardy plant
dana914 added this to Backyard
August 21, 2013
bottlebrush
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