Grevillea flexuosa – Zig Zag Grevillea

The interesting divided foliage coupled with masses of lemon yellow flower heads in spring are the outstanding features of this showy grevillea. Use it as a feature plant grown amongst other shrubs which can help to hide a somewhat sprawling growth habit. It is also useful as a short lived cut flower for indoor decoration. It needs very well drained soil to emulate the conditions it prefers in its wild habitat and benefits from being grafted onto tougher grevillea rootstocks when grown in heavier soils.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea flexuosa
Common Name:Zig Zag Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. 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

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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