Grevillea diminuta

This beautiful, spreading shrub grows to 1m in height, and up to 4m in diameter. It blooms from spring to early summer with very attractive pendulous rusty-orange and red clusters of flowers that are a great food source for various wildlife, from smaller birds to pollinators and butterflies. The flowers contract beautifully with the silver-grey foliage, which make for an attractive plant even when not in flower. Grows in sun to part shade, can take dry spells.

It naturally grows in alpine conditions so is well suited to colder areas, quite frost tolerant. If you need to feed this plant, only use a low phosphorus fertiliser.

Scientific Name:Grevillea diminuta
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Flower garden
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Attractive foliage
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


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