This was my first Grevillea and when purchased it was only about 6 inches tall and wide. It quickly showed how much it liked the conditions here on the Oregon coast. Within a year it had outgrown what its mature size was meant to be. This means that it has to be quite severely pruned every year to keep the path accessible. Since then I have seen it reported to be up to 6′ wide, and that seems more accurate to me. Height so far is 18″ or so.
It has needle-like foliage that can be irritating to people with sensitive skin. Most of the year it has pink and white curly flowers in loose clusters, that become more concentrated in waves. The bees love it, and supposedly the hummingbirds do as well, although I have seen less of those feeding on its nectar.
The parentage of it is unknown and possibly a cross-species hybrid.
Pronunciation: grev-ILL-ee-uh joo-nip-er-EE-nuh
Species Meaning: juniperina – meaning Juniper-like
Grevillea juniperina is native to Australia.
I can’t attest to its hardiness given that it has not seen any temperature below freezing since planted. The ones in the portal and those in the hell strip are in some shade, so it will be interesting to see how they do in terms of flowers.
I have had quite a lot of luck with cuttings – which is where all of the others that are planted in the garden have come from.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19002
Gondwana: Two in the hellstrip
Down Under Up Top: To the left descending the stairs.
Portal – right side of portal when descending.
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants.
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