Grevillea ‘Carpet Layer’

 

A hardy and easy care spreading dense ground cover with attractive toothed leaves. Large pink toothbrush-like flowers from winter to spring and summer make this a good garden and landscaping choice, and will feed nectar loving birds. Fantastic for banks and as a dense weed suppressing  ground cover in  gardens. Also makes a great weeping standard. It tolerates mild frosts and drought conditions.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Carpet Layer
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:3 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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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

 


 

 

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