Grevillea ‘Amber Blaze’

A low growing variety to around a metre high, Amber Blaze flowers nearly all year round with large orange brushes that can be used for cut flowers, as well as being highly bird attracting. Easy care and waterwise, it will perform best in well drained soil in a sunny position. Give it a handful of native fertiliser in spring. Tolerates light frost, and is bred for subtropical conditions. Good for pot culture, low informal hedging and as a feature plant.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Amber
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.