Grevillea alpina orginate from Australia and Tasmania. Canberra Gem arose from a cross between Grevillea juniperina and Grevillea rosemarinifolia. An RHS award winning plant it is both unusual and beautiful. Deep pink, spidery, or vaguely Honeysuckle like flowers, are produced in clusters from late winter right through to late summer. These are set against the very impressive, rigid, linear, evergreen foliage and are attractive to Bees and Butterflies. Canberra Gem is a vigorous shrub, the hardiest of the Grevillea and will survive outside in all but the coldest parts of the UK. Easy to grow if given its preferred location. Full sun, sheltered and not over hung by trees or other forms of shade. Fertile well drained soil will produce best results. Does not like chalky soil. A lovely plant of considerable merit. Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or container. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer.
|Pot size||9 cm|
|Height ( fully grown )||2.4 - 3.5 m|
|Spread||2.4 - 3.5 m|
|flowers||Deep pink, spidery, or vaguely Honeysuckle like|
|Location||Full Sun in sheltered location.|
|pruning||Immediately after flowering.|
|Key Feature||Medium shrub|