This is a very tough and easy care Grevillea that makes an excellent shelter for small birds, due to its somewhat prickly foliage and a profusion of showy, nectar-laden flowers. There are many different forms available that vary in flower colour and plant habit, from ground cover to medium sized shrub so seek out the form that best fits your requirements. For instance, more upright habits are useful for informal screens or hedges, and low forms are great groundcovers. The spiky foliage acts as a good deterrent for stray animals and people both large and small that you’d like kept off garden areas, but can make weeding difficult. Likes a sunny spot and is drought tolerant. Plants can be pruned to whatever shape you require as they will tolerate heavy pruning.
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea juniperina|
|Other Common Names:||Juniper-leafed Grevillea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.25 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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