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Little John Bottlebrush
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- Deep red bottlebrush flowers
- Ideal size 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 DescriptionTrim to desired shape, though pruning is not otherwise needed as this is a slow grower.
Effort of Care
Full sun is ideal for the best flowers and overall plant health
Drought tolerant but performs best with regular irrigation
Disease and Pests
Generally resistant to most diseases and pests. Boxwood Blight caused by long periods of foliage moisture, boxwood leafminer, boxwood mite and boxwood psyllid.
USDA Hardiness Zone