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Common name:
Golden Bottle Brush
Regional name:
Marathi - Pivla Bottle Brush
Trees, Shrubs
Myrtaceae or Jamun or Eucalyptus family

Introduction The Golden Bottle Brush, scientifically known as Callistemon viminalis 'Little John', is a striking plant known for its bright, brush-like flowers that bloom in an intense gold color. Native to Australia, it has found popularity in many parts of the world due to its hardiness and unique appearance.

Description The Golden Bottle Brush plant is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 3 to 5 meters in height. It has narrow, lance-shaped leaves and produces clusters of golden-yellow bottlebrush-like flowers, from which it derives its name. The plant typically blooms from spring through early summer.


When to Plant Golden Bottle Brush plants are typically planted in the spring. This gives them enough time to establish themselves before winter. They can also be planted in the autumn in warmer climates.

Soil Requirements They prefer well-draining soil and can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay. However, they will perform best in slightly acidic soil.

Sunlight Requirements Golden Bottle Brush plants prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade.


Watering This plant is drought-tolerant once established but will thrive with regular watering. Overwatering or poorly drained soil can lead to root rot.

Feeding Feed with a slow-release, general-purpose fertilizer in the spring before the new growth starts.

Pruning Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain a compact shape and encourage dense growth.


Pests and Diseases While relatively hardy, they can occasionally be affected by scale, spider mites, and sooty mold. Regular inspection and early treatment can prevent significant damage.

Winter Care In colder climates, the plant may need protection during winter. Wrapping with burlap or moving potted plants indoors can help.


Landscaping Golden Bottle Brush is an excellent plant for landscaping. It provides vibrant color and unique texture to a garden and can be used as a focal point, hedge, or in container gardens.

Wildlife The plant's flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, thus contributing to biodiversity.

Low Maintenance Given its drought tolerance and minimal feeding requirements, the Golden Bottle Brush plant is relatively low maintenance, making it ideal for beginner gardeners or those with busy schedules.