Native to the eastern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland in Australia and there are about 7 sub-species identified. In general they are small, spreading, prickly shrubs, although some have a more upright form. While the name juniperina indicates that the leaves are like those of the Juniper, they are closer to Rosemary in my mind. They have spider form flowers.
Plants require good draining and full sun for best flowers. Deer tolerant and drought tolerant once established. It is a member of Proteaceae family, meaning that it does not need fertilizer and ones with phosphorous in them should be avoided at all costs. Deer resistant.
Pronunciation: grev-ILL-ee-uh joo-nip-er-EE-nuh
Species Meaning: juniperina – meaning Juniper-like
Grevillea juniperina is native to New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland in Australia.
In Our Garden
Several cultivars exist in the garden including: Pink Lady, Molonglo, Canberra Gem