A spreading large sized shrub with very attractive toothed leaves and red toothbrush-like flowers in spring, summer and winter. Good general garden shrub for larger areas or as a screen plant that is regularly pruned. Makes a good cut foliage and flower plant. Like other grevilleas, it is bird attracting for the nectar rich flowers, and smaller birds like the cover that the dense foliage gives. Tolerant of heavy frost and drought, mildly alkaline to acid soil. Likes good drainage, but can take periods of dampness too. Grows to around 3-5 metres high and wide.
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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