An attractively variegated version of the hardy and useful ground covering Grevillea gaudichaudii. The new growth is pink, and fades to white with age, contrasting well with the green older ferny leaves. It gets red toothbrush flowers in winter and spring, which are bird attracting. It is dense growing, and can spread to several metres wide. The variegation makes it somewhat more sun sensitive, so is best in part shaded positions to prevent leaf burn. Frost and drought tolerant once established. Feed with a low phosphorus fertiliser if needed.
Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea gaudichaudii|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Variegated|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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