This is a very tough and very attractive ground cover shrub with delicate pink coronet-shaped flowers most of the year but peaking in Spring. It grows to half a metre high and spreads to 2 metres wide, with fine but prickly foliage which serves to give cover to birds and other wildlife such as lizards. Use it as a rockery or ground cover plant to spill over walls and embankments where the birds it attracts can be enjoyed. Give it a light trim at the end of spring if it looks like it needs a tidy up. Frost and drought tolerant. Feed a with low phospohorus native fertilizer in spring or summer, watering in well afterwards.
Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea juniperina|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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