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Grevillea 'Long John'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (G. johnsonii x G. longistyla)
Height: 10-16 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Grevillea 'Long John' - An upright rounded shrub to 10+ feet tall (saw one at 15 feet!) by 8 to 12 feet wide with thin, long, somewhat soft, needle-like leaves along vertical branches . Large, dark rose-pink and orange flower clusters form on the ends of branches. Can be used for cut flowers. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Hardy to the mid 20 F. This is a beautiful large shrub. It has been very difficult to produce so we only have limited quantities. The name 'Long John' comes from a combination of the names of the two parent species, Grevillea longistyla and G. johnsonii, that were involved in this hybrid. We received this plant from Rosendale Nursery in Watsonville in 1992 and have been growing it ever since.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Long John'.
 
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