Grevillea ‘Dorothy Gordon’

A large and also compact shrub that grows to 3 metres high and 2 metres wide, making it great for informal hedging and screening. It has large two toned flowers of pink and beautifully contrasting dark burgundy, and they make good cut flowers. It has flushes of flowers throughout the year, as well as bronzed new foliage growth, and is a magnet to honey eating birds and mammals. Drought tolerant and does well on a wide range of soil types. Performs best in a sunny spot with well drained soil, but can take light shade. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Dorothy Gordon
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Purple, Black
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals

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.