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|
|Other Common Names:||Bottlebrush Grevillea|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.3 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 2.5 metres|
|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|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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