The dense mounding habit of this neat shrub features a prolific display of scarlet flowers over an extended period. The mid-green prickly needle-like foliage is great for providing bird habitat so use this as a feature shrub at the front of the garden so you can enjoy the bird life. It is also very suitable for frosty climates and needs very little if any maintenance. If desired a light prune will lead to an even more dense growth habit.
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea rosmarinifolia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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