Grevillea olivacea

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
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Grevillea
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
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
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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