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Grevillea ‘Long John’

Long John' Grevillea

Grevillea 'Long John', 'Long John' Grevillea, Mediterranean shrubs, Evergreen Shrubs, Red flowers, Orange flowers, drought tolerant flowers

One of the most popular grevilleas, Grevillea ‘Long John’ is a beautiful shrub grown for its dazzling flowers and evergreen foliage of small, pointed leaves. Large clusters of coral flowers are produced freely and are borne at the end of the upright branches over much of the year. They supply birds and hummingbirds with a copious supply of nectar. The flowers make excellent cut flowers.

  • Grows upright with a bushy, rounded habit to 8-10 ft. tall and wide (240-360 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Use little to no Phosphorus fertilizer.
  • Deer resistant
  • Great for Mediterranean gardens and xeriscaping.
  • Virtually disease free and pest free.
  • Prune back after flowering to encourage a bushy, compact habit.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Native to Australia

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Proteaceae
Genus Grevillea
Common names Grevillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spacing 120" (3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’
Grevillea ‘Superb’
Grevillea ‘Peaches and Cream’
Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak)
Grevillea rosmarinifolia (Rosemary Grevillea)
Grevillea ‘Moonlight’

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Aeonium ‘Sunburst’
Agave ‘Blue Flame’
Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)
Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ (Blue Fescue)

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Proteaceae
Genus Grevillea
Common names Grevillea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spacing 120" (3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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