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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 (have seen 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.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Hardy to the mid 20 F. This is a beautiful large shrub for the back of the border where it can tower over other plants or used isolated as a showy specimen. Tip prune to keep dense.

The genus name Grevillea honors Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), a patron of botany, a very close friend of Sir Joseph Banks, and president of the Royal Society of London. 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 but it has been a bit difficult to propagate so we usually only have limited quantities. 

This information about Grevillea 'Long John' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.