Little Jet is a densely foliaged plant that comes from hardy parentage. It has been selected for its unique compact habit. This plant produces bronze tipped new growth during the cooler months, and pinkish - reddish flowers are hidden behind the foliage appearing along the stem in spring. Little Jet has a variety of uses from low hedging, to potted patio plant or in mixed plantings. This plant displays contrast foliage in the cooler months, and stays lush and green with little water over summer. Little Jet can be used in conjunction with its closest relative Great Balls of Fire, of which both are smaller selected forms from Callistemon salignus which is commonly known as, White Bottlebrush,Willow Bottlebrush, and also known as Melaleuca salicina.
Soil PH Conditions
Soil pH: 6.4 to 7.5 - Soil preparation: Soil can range from quite acid to alkaline in pH levels, it is important to have good soil preparation to gain the best results when planting natives. This improves the water-holding capacity of the soil and for young plants, once established, will have lower water requirements.
Grows well in both shade and full sun. It is adaptable to most well drained soils and is a versatile plant. Once this plant is established it will tolerate dry and light frost conditions, but over long periods of dry will require watering.
This plant requires little maintenance and it is best to initially feed with a slow release low phosphorus fertiliser to help first establish the plant. It is beneficial to follow up with the occasional reapplication of fertiliser and apply as required. Mulching around the base of the plant will help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Height 1-2m Width 1-1.5m
DISCLAIMER - The information provided on this website is to be used as a guide, and the photos are for illustration purposes only. The Bush Magik plant range is based on our experience and the positive feedback from the Home Gardener, the Nursery and Landscape industry. All PBR varieties are selected from a strong genetic gene pool with vigorous growing out trials conducted alongside similar comparators. All information is believed to be correct and is given in good faith.