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Commonly known as Royal grevillea
EvergreenLance-shaped to broadly ovate, pointed or round-tipped, stalked leaves 3014cm (1¼-5½in) long, tapered towaeds the base
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightRounded shrub with spreading or ascending branchlets. Produces honeysuckle-like flowers 2.5cm (1in) long from club-shaped buds
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowIn a sheltered site can flower year roundPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originSoutheastern AustraliaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesPendent racemes to 7cm (2¾in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertileNeutral to acid soil
Toxic - Category CSkin irritant(People & Pets)