A medium sized and hardy Grevillea that bears a profusion of flowers from winter to spring. The spidery flowers are generally red to orange, though there are yellow and apricot forms, and attract honey eating birds, Named for the foliage that bears a resemblance to the grey green leaves of olive trees. A good plant for hedges, screening and coastal areas. Performs best in full sun but will tolerate some shade, likes good drainage. Tolerant of long dry spells and some frost. Responds well to pruning which will encourage a more dense habit, prune after flowering. Will grow in slightly alkaline soils. Originates in coastal Western Australia.
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea olivacea|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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