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botanical name:
Grevillea johnsonii
Grevillea johnsonii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Johnson's Grevillea, Spider Flower
family:  Proteaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: weeping
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season:
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Australian evergreen shrub with long, narrowly linear dark green leaflets. Attractive spider-like red, pink and orange flowers. Flowers from late winter in the northern hemisphere, and sporadically later on.

cultivation:
Best in full sun or light part shade and well-drained, poorish, neutral to acid soil. Needs a sheltered position in cool climates, with protection from hard frosts. Do not use fertilizer.

other notes:
Native to New South Wales, Australia.
Named after Lawrence A.S. Johnson, who was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney up to 1985.

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