This shrub flowers profusely for much of the year and is very popular in cultivation. There are many interesting and versatile forms available. This shrub has an incredible range of growth habits from low, cascading forms to taller upright forms, with dense dark green to grey green foliage and a great variety of flower colours. Flower colour can range from pink, red and orange to cream and green. Great as a low-growing shrub, screen or feature shrub, especially for colder areas, as it originates in the alpine areas of the east coast. The flowers attract wildlife such as the smaller nectar eating birds and insects.
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea alpina|
|Other Common Names:||Mountain Grevillea, Cat's claws|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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