Grevillea juniperina – Juniper-leafed Grevillea

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.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea juniperina
Common Name:Grevillea
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
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.