Grevillea rosmarinifolia ‘Scarlet Sprite’

 

The dense mounding habit of this neat shrub features a prolific display of scarlet flowers over an extended period. The mid-green prickly needle-like foliage is great for providing bird habitat so use this as a feature shrub at the front of the garden so you can enjoy the bird life. It is also very suitable for frosty climates and needs very little if any maintenance. If desired a light prune will lead to an even more dense growth habit.

Scientific Name:Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.