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Grevillea juniperina 40-70cm

Grevillea juniperina 40-70cm

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Grevillea juniperina, commonly known as the Juniper-Leaf Grevillea or Prickly Spider Flower, is an evergreen shrub native to Australia. It is part of the Proteaceae family and is admired for its attractive foliage, unique flowers, and drought tolerance. This shrub typically reaches a height of 1 to 2 meters (3 to 6 feet) and features dense, fine-textured foliage consisting of narrow, needle-like leaves, which resemble juniper needles, hence its common name. The leaves are typically dark green but can vary in color depending on the cultivar. In late winter to spring, Grevillea juniperina produces striking, spider-like flowers in shades of red, pink, orange, or yellow. These flowers are a magnet for nectar-feeding birds and pollinators. The plant's compact growth habit and vibrant blooms make it a popular choice for gardens, rockeries, and low-maintenance landscapes.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Grevillea juniperina thrives in temperate to subtropical climates. It is well-suited to regions with mild winters and warm summers. This shrub is also known for its tolerance of drought and heat.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Juniper-Leaf Grevillea in a location that receives full sun to light partial shade. It flourishes in areas with ample sunlight.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with good fertility. Grevillea juniperina prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0.

  4. Watering: Water your Grevillea juniperina regularly, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant, but it benefits from occasional deep watering.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Avoid mulch contact with the stem.

  6. Fertilization: Juniper-Leaf Grevillea typically does not require heavy fertilization. A low-phosphorus, native plant fertilizer applied in spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Grevillea juniperina as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or overcrowded branches. It benefits from light, regular pruning to encourage bushier growth and more prolific flowering.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This shrub is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for common issues like scale insects or aphids and address them if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Grevillea juniperina shrubs, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Juniper-Leaf Grevillea from seeds or cuttings. Take cuttings in late spring or early summer, and plant them in well-draining soil or a suitable rooting medium.

Grevillea juniperina is an attractive and resilient shrub that can add beauty and wildlife interest to your garden or landscape. Its unique foliage and showy flowers make it a standout choice, especially in gardens designed to attract native birds and pollinators. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and provide year-round interest in your outdoor space.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 40-70cm

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