Grevillea ‘Fire Cracker’

A delightful low growing grevillea with vibrant red and yellow bird attracting flowers through winter and spring. It is a perfect shrub as a feature for the small garden and courtyard (especially when grown in a pot), or as an informal border in the large garden. The small lime green leaves keep the plant attractive even when it is not in flower.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Fire Cracker
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
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, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards

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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