Light Show® Red

Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PP27547

Bottlebrush plants are reliably tough landscape shrubs for summer dry climates. Light Show is a more compact selection, with green-blue foliage and deep red flowers.

Sunset Zones

8,9, 12–28

USDA Zones

20°F to 30°F USDA zones 9–11

Light Show® Red Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 2-3' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Coastal, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Groundcover, Hedge, Poolside

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Salt Tolerance, Upright Habit, Water-wise

Feature

Magenta red flowers nearly year-round. Evergreen.

Flowering Season

Spring to Summer

Light Show® Red Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Fertilize yearly in spring

Pruning

Cut old flower stems and fertilize for more blooms

Soil

Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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