A medium sized shrub growing to 1.5 metres high and 2 metres wide, it has pendulous bright red flowers all through winter and into early spring, with spot flowering at other times, and they are very attractive to nectar feeding birds. The foliage is fine and attractive. Best in full sun but can be used in light shade, likes a moist but well drained soil. Drought tolerant once established, good for coastal gardens. Prune after flowering to encourage a more dense habit.
Note – some grevilleas can cause skin irritation to some people. If you are affected wear protective clothing when handling grevilleas
|Scientific Name:||Grevillea thelmanniana|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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