Little John Bottle Brush
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- Deep red bottlebrush flowers
- Compact size is ideal for small gardens
- Deer resistant
About This Plant
Up to 36 inches
Up to 60 inches
Flowering, Foundation, Groundcover, Patio & Containers
Attractive flowers, disease free, pest free, nectar source for birds
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionThrives in average, lightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid alkaline soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. More drought tolerant in coastal areas; less tolerant in hot, arid regions. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.
Effort of Care
Full sun is ideal for the best flowers and overall plant health
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Disease and Pests
Generally pest and disease free. Can become chlorotic in overly wet soils. Treat with chelated iron.
USDA Hardiness Zone