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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 (3.28 feet) in height and 3 meters (9.84 feet) 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. Grevillea is a honey plant that attract bees, butterflies and birds. It's ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Grevillea crithmifolia grows in full sun and light shade exposures. It resists light and occasional frosts.

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

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry completely. It resists drought well when established.

Grevillea crithmifolia does not need fertilizers.

Grevillea tolerates light pruning after flowering to maintain a compact size.

Grevillea crithmifolia is a plant resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

Propagate by cuttings in spring or fall.

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Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia
Grevillea crithmifolia