Light Show® Red

Light Show®

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® Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 2-3' W

Landscape Use

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

Plant Type


Growth Rate



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


Magenta red flowers nearly year-round. Evergreen.

Flowering Season

Spring to Summer

Light Show® Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in spring


Cut old flower stems and fertilize for more blooms


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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