Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
I thought bottlebrush too. Flowers would be nice to see.
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President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
I agree with Henhouse and the rest who say Little John Callistemon.
If you enlarge the OP's picture you can barely see remnants of a red flower towards the bottom right of the photo...which look like Callistemon L.J.
When I took the picture it wasn't blooming. Next time I go over there I'll look but I am thinking the bottlebrush. They are spectacular plants, I found one today at a local nursery that was small and would grow. I'm thinking of going back for it when I have time to plant. Thank you everyone for helping!!!
I agree with all that have said Callistemon 'Little John'. Aside from its dwarf form, it also has a very slight silvery/gray cast to the leaves (that I can see in the pics) that help ID it from other varieties.