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Products > Grevillea 'Long John'
 
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
Summer Dry: 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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Long John'.
 
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