Grevillea junipera is a beautiful spring-blooming shrub, that is easy to grow in garden boxes, pots or in the garden.
Grevillea junipera key facts
Name – Grevillea juniperina
Family – Proteaceae
Type – shrub
Exposure – full sun or part sun
Soil – well drained, ordinary
Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – April to July
Growing grevillea in the open soil
Grevillea is ideally planted in fall to ensure root growth and thus proper settling in in spring.
However, you can also plant in spring and water a bit more at the beginning.
- It is a shrub that particularly loves sun-endowed locations.
- Part sun also suits it fine, especially if the sun is scorching.
- Grevillea loves well drained soil and abhors excessively moist soil.
Grevillea in pots or garden boxes
Thanks to its small size, grevillea is a shrub that is particularly well suited to growing in pots or garden boxes.
- Try avoiding spots with too much direct sun.
- Use planting soil mix or all-purpose soil mix.
- Pour a bit of gravel or clay pebbles at the bottom to increase drainage.
- Water in summer as soon as the substrate is dry on the first inch or so (a couple centimeters).
- Follow our tips on how to plant a shrub.
Care and pruning of grevillea
Caring for grevillea is very easy because it requires practically no care once it has settled in correctly.
Grevillea resists freezing quite well, but is vulnerable to long spells of below-freezing temperatures, when the thermometer drops below 14°F (-10°C).
Grevillea can be pruned without any dire consequence, ideally after the spring blooming.
- You can shape it the way you want or let it retain its own naturally compact shape.
This is a shrub that fears excess water, stagnating water, but still it must be watered in case of high temperatures or prolonged dry spells.
Learn more about grevillea
Grevillea is a small shrub that we find particularly appealing for its nice blooming, ranging from pink to yellow and producing nice colored bunches.
Its leaves which are very thin sometimes induce confusion as to whether it might be a conifer, the closest resemblance being juniper, hence the name Grevillea juniperina.
Grevillea has a round, compact shape that makes it a perfect shrub for growing in garden boxes or pots, and also to set up low-lying flowered hedges.
Discover the desert flame grevillea
A superb grevillea variety that flowers early fall and all winter long. Its leaves resemble those of rosemary.
Here is a video with expert advice on how to grow grevillea desert flame:
Smart tip about grevillea
Grevillea growth is relatively slow, which makes it an ideal shrub for growing in pots or garden boxes, on a terrace, deck or balcony.