The attractive green pinnate leaves are studded with lots of bright red toothbrush flowers in spring and summer, making this a superb, dense ground cover. Use it to stabilise banks or as an extensive ground cover to minimise weed growth and stop erosion. Very little maintenance is required apart from periodic removal of dead bits. Drought and frost tolerant, and can be used for seaside gardens. Feed a with low phospohorus native fertilizer in spring or summer, watering in well afterwards.
Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea hybrid|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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