Light Show® Red Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'LJ23' PP27547

Dense, emerald green foliage covers this tough flowering shrub. Reaching only 2–3’ tall, as well as being drought and salt tolerant, Light Show® Red is suitable for a variety of landscape applications,. Striking red bottlebrush flowers appear early summer and last through fall. New growth is light green, darkening as it ages. It’s a low maintenance winner with long lasting good looks.


Red flowers that resemble a bottlebrush bloom in spring to summer

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous


USDA Zones

8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to 10°F to 20°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerance, Dwarf, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Upright Habit, Water-wise


Accent, Border, Coastal, Container, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Poolside


Full Sun



Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range


Yearly in spring


2-3' H x 2-3' W


None needed; shape as desired after spring bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants