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Callistemon Little John * Dwarf Bottle Brush

In many places Bottle Brush trees are just too big. Callistemon Little John provides all of the interest in a small package. The leaves and stature are reduced. The flowers, aside from being a slightly deeper red are the same. They attract hummingbirds like almost no other plant. And they require almost no care. A little water keeps them looking much better, though they will often come back from extreme drought shock. Callistemon Little John is frost hardy into the low 20°s F.

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Callistemon Little John, Dwarf Bottlebrush