MACARTHUR™ Callistemon is a more compact form with better flowers

Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PVR

MACARTHUR™ Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PVR

  • Incorporates two of the most popular varieties on the market: Little John and Captain Cook.
  • Very bushy growth with a tidy habit

Description: Macarthur™ Callistemon develops a more compact growth habit compared to Captain Cook and a better flower presentation than Little John. It establishes faster and has good frost and drought tolerance. Macarthur only suffered minor tip burn in Canberra, Australia, meaning it will do well in climates like Christchurch.

Masses of red flowers in spring, then sporadically produced flowers in autumn.

MACARTHUR™ Callistemon viminalis 'LC01' PVRSize: 1.8m high x 1.5m wide.

Uses: Medium sized shrub.

Position: Full sun to part shade. Suits most soil conditions. Tolerates drought and frost.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune to shape 1-3 times a year after flowering for a hedge (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge/shape). In sandy soils and very dry climates, top up watering during summer will be beneficial.