Grevillea ‘Silvereye Cream’

A small shrub growing to around a metre high, it is a wonderful plant for attracting birds to the garden as it flowers all year round. The blooms are lemon and cream and also make great cut flowers. Does best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and with a handful of native fertiliser applied in spring. Good as a low informal hedge, for containers and as a stand alone plant. It is low maintenance and naturally compact.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Grevillea
Cultivar:Silvereye Cream
Common Name:Grevillea
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

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.