Grevillea sericea – Silky Grevillea

An attractive and easy care medium sized shrub which flowers over many months from autumn through winter and on into spring. The flowers are spider shaped and pink, and are attractive to bees. An adaptable plant for sun to part shade, prefers well drained soils. Can be left to grow on its own where it will form an attractive informal shape, but also responds well to regular pruning for a more compact habit.  It naturally grows on the NSW central coast area, and inland to Mudgee.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea sericea
Common Name:Grevillea
Other Common Names:Silky Grevillea
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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