Little John Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus 'Little John')
The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as ‘Little John’, is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley. The small to medium shrub produces dark red, brushy flowers during the spring and fall. Versatile, hardy and colorful the Little John is a popular accent used in many types of landscapes.
Little John’s make a nice informal hedge, accent to a desert yard, or planted in mass over large areas.
They thrive in a variety of soil conditions and love the Arizona summer heat. Fertilize consistently spring through fall with Moon Dust to keep them dark green and flush full of red flowers.
Prolific red brushy flowers
Full to partial sun
Evergreen even in the coldest winters