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Care of the plant Grevillea crithmifolia or Grevillea.

Care of the shrub Grevillea crithmifolia or Grevillea

The genus Grevillea, family Proteaceae, comprises 400-500 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Some species are: Grevillea crithmifolia, Grevillea robusta, Grevillea rosmarinifolia, Grevillea lanigera, Grevillea juniperina, Grevillea johnsonii, Grevillea Golden Yu-Lo, Grevillea Clearview David, Grevillea brachystachya, Grevillea alpina, Grevillea sulphurea, Grevillea thyrsoides, Grevillea olivacea.

Common name: Grevillea. This species is native to the south west region of Western Australia.

They are evergreen shrubs of compact and spreading size that reach 1 meter in height and 3 meters in width. The small linear leaves are deep green. The scented flowers are creamy-white in color and bloom in spring.

These fast-growing plants are used in borders, as low hedges, in bush groups, as isolated specimens and as bonsai. They are honey plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Grevillea crithmifolia grows in full sun and light shade exposures. They resist light and occasional frosts.

The soil can be normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand; they also grow in calcareous and poor soils.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry completely. They resist drought well when established.

They do not need fertilizers.

They tolerate light pruning after flowering to maintain a compact size.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

Propagate by cuttings in spring or fall.

 

Images of the shrub Grevillea crithmifolia or Grevillea

Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia