A superb ground cover grevillea, with an attractive dense growth habit that will suppress weeds. It flowers over a long period, from winter to spring with some spot flowers in autumn, with small spider type red and cream flowers. They are nectar rich and attractive to small birds and native bees. Does well in coastal sites, flowers best in sunny positions but performs well in part shade. Tolerates light frost. Prune lightly after flowering for an even more dense habit, and feed in spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.
Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea obtusifolia|
|Cultivar:||Gin Gin Gem|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Red|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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