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Long-lasting displays from flowers that open in succession.
Protea family so intolerant of phosphates. No requirement for supplemental feeding.
Genus of at least 250 species of evergreen trees and shrubs, most native to Australia, a few native to Indonesia, New Guinea and New Caledonia, found in woodland, rainforest and more open habitats.
Shrubs and trees
Will grow outside in milder locations This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
Ericaceous compost, added grit in full light in greenhouse.
Good to know - grown for their spidery flowers and, usually, needle-like leaves.
Pests & Diseases
Place of origin
Australia. A few in New Guinea, New Caledonia and Indonesia.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Australian / New Zealand
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
Neutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of GREVILLEA
Clusters of waxy bright pink flowers and aromatic foliage
Terminal racemes of bright red flowers in summer and bright green needle-like leaves
Arching stems and yellow flowers
Wavy, round, evergreen leaves. Clusters of pendant flowers in a mixture of hues, orange, yellow and pink
('compacta') - prostrate, dwarf form with an attractive bushy habit and pinkish red and cream flowers.
A new variety with clusters of intense bright red flowers
Medium growing bush with pink and white spidery flowers
Ground-hugging shrub with needle leaves and small pink flowers in clusters
Dark green needle-like leaves and crimson flowers
Very hardy species which forms a bushy shrub with silvery leaves. Long red hanging racemes of flowers
Dense shrub. Grey-green foliage and yellow flowers ageing to pink