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Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea

Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo'

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Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea (Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo') at Roger's Gardens

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea flowers

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea flowers

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Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea (Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo') at Roger's Gardens

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Description:

A hardy and adaptable species that will assume a low shrubby form; produces spidery apricot-peach flowers; grows well in most well drained soils; it will also tolerate moderate to heavy frost; foliage may be sharp at the ends

Ornamental Features

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea features delicate peach spider-like flowers along the branches from late winter to early summer. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The spiny needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Molonglo Juniper Leaf Grevillea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features