Grevillea paradoxa – Bottlebrush Grevillea

This is an upright medium shrub with pinlike leaves, divided once or twice, and large colourful flowerheads. One of the more spectacular species from Western Australia, this Grevillea bears flowers which resemble the Bottlebrush flower, as the name suggests. Grows best in warm temperate or semi-arid regions, but can be grown as a container plant in cool temperate regions. This shrub makes a great screen or feature plant, the spiky foliage provides a refuge for wildlife such as small birds.

Scientific Name:Grevillea paradoxa
Common Name:Grevillea
Other Common Names:Bottlebrush Grevillea
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.3 ~ 3 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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