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Grevillea rosmarinifolia 'Jenkinsii'

rosemary grevillea 'Jenkinsii'

'Jenkinsii' is an evergreen shrub of spreading or arching habit up to 2m or more in mild districts, less in cooler areas. The stiff, narrow, rosemary-like leaves are dark green and often have prickly tips. Short, dense clusters of pink and cream tubular flowers are produced from late winter to summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Pink Green
Summer Cream Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Cream Pink Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Proteaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Skin irritant/allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling Pets: Skin irritant/allergen. For further information and contact numbers regarding pets, see the HTA guide to potentially harmful plants
Genus

Grevillea can be evergreen shrubs or trees, with alternate, simple or pinnately divided leaves and petal-less flowers consisting of a colourful calyx tube with protruding style, borne in racemes or panicles

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in milder areas in acid to neutral, well-drained soil. Grow under glass in lime-free compost with added grit in full light and apply low phosphate, liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer, or by grafting in winter under glass or late summer outdoors

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1 outdoors, but more rigorous pruning may be necessary indoors to restrict size

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

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