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






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.