A large shrub to small tree size, growing to around 4 metres tall and wide. It bears numerous red-pink flowers in spring and summer, and is highly bird attracting thanks to the abundant nectar. It has thin leathery leaves, with bronze new growth. Tolerates medium levels of frost, likes well drained soil, from clay to loam to sandy types. Feed with a low phosphorus fertiliser in spring 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 johnsonii x wilsonii|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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