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GREVILLEA
 
The Grevilleas are a member of a diverse family called Proteaceae, named after the God of many Forms in Greek mythology. Their leaves may be broad, needle or fern like or many shapes in between. The flowers in their arrangements from ‘spider, toothbrush to bottle brush’ and in colour through every hue from white to black. Most Grevilleas have long flowering periods with some being in bloom all year. They are the most valuable plants for attracting honey-eating birds to the garden. Grevilleas need sun and regular pruning will prolong their life & shape. Fertilizers with a high content of phosphorous should be avoided. Some additional water in dry times is beneficial. The predominant varieties grown in Queensland gardens are the so-called ‘tropical forms’ which all have large cylindrical flowers.
 
New varieties appear constantly and serious breeding is now in progress to discover a suitable specimen for the cut flower trade.  Many Western Australian species are being grafted onto local rootstock to increase the varieties even more.  The rootstock needs to be checked for suckers at the base.  They must be removed or they will dominate the plant.   Some Grevilleas are shallow rooted and not particularly useful for windbreaks.
 
PLANT NAME
PLANT DESCRIPTION
PLANT IMAGE
 Grevillea
'Kay Williams'
 
G. banksii x G. Sandra Gordon.
 Bushy shrub for average soil in full sun. Masses of rich pink flowers most of the year.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 3m Width 1.5m
 
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Grevillea 'Lady O'
A compact shrub bearing many bright red flowers all year round. Ideal small hedge it responds well to pruning.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 1-1.5m
Width 1.5-2m 
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Grevillea
'Lana Marie'
A small shrub for average soil in full sun. Masses of rich pink flowers for most of the year attract many honey eaters. It is grafted onto G. robusta for extra hardines.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 1.5m Width 3m  
 
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Grevillea 'Landcare'
A small, bushy, cascading plant, with silvery-green foliage, that doesnot need pruning. Beautiful Pink, bird attracting flowers in spring and autumn. Best in a sunny, well-drained situation.
 
Height 1-1.5m  Spread 2m
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Grevillea lanigera prostrate
A procumbent shrub for well drained situation. Many pink/yellow flowers at the end of branches contrast with the soft grey foliage. Ideal rockery plant.
 
GROUNDCOVER
Height 75cm Width 1m 
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Grevillea lavendulacea
Dense small shrub bearing clusters of Scarlet Spider flowers most of the year, peaking in autumn and spring. Requires a sunny, well drained situation.
 
Height to 1.5m
Spread to 1.5m
 
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Grevillea
'Lemon Supreme'
 
Hybrid G. Thelemaniana x G. olivacea
Small shrub with silver-green foliage. Masses of Lemon Yellow, bird attracting flowers in winter and spring. Requires a well drained soil in full sun or part shade.
 
Height 1.5m  Spread 1.5m
 
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Grevillea 'Liliane'
A small bushy shrub sometimes suckering to form a dense clump. Many red spider flowers appear in spring.
 
ROCKERYPLANT
Height 75cm Width 1m
 
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Grevillea
'Lime Spider'
Superb bushy shrub with distinctive variegated yellow/green foliage, which produces an abundance of orange nectar rich flowers most of the year. The bright foliage makes a great contrast.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 2-3m Width 2m
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Grevillea
'Lolly Pops'
(Grafted)
A bushy shrub for average soil conditions in full sun. It is covered in magenta flowers all year and attracts many honey eating birds.  Very useful for a low hedge. Grafted for extra hardiness.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 1.5m Width 1.5m
  
Grevillea lutea
Small to medium, dense shrub which is used for hedging. Bears Yellow Spider flower clusters in winter and spring. Requires a sunny well drained situation.
 
Height 2m  Spread 1.5m
 
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Grevillea
'Magic Lantern'
 
Hybrid of G.crithmifolia x G. thelemiana.
A compact, procumbend shrub for average soil in ful sun. Many bright red flowers in spring contrast well with the greu foliage. Grafted for extra hardiness.
 
SMALL SHRUB
Height 1.5m Width 1m
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Grevillea 'Majestic'
A dense shrub for raverage soils in full sun. Large dense red/cream flower racemes all year. Very good cut flower. Makes a good visual break.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 2m
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Grevillea
'Mini Marvel'
An evergreen hardy groundcover with fine, mid green foliage.  Produces masses of Bright Scarlet spider flowers over a long period of time.  Prefers well drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded position.  Bird attracting flowers.
 
Height 30cm  Width 1m
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Grevillea 'Misty Pink'
A bushy shrub for raverage soil in a sunny situation. Many dense racemes of pink flowers all year. Bird attracting and useful for cut flowers.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 3m Width 2m
 
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Grevillea 'Molonglo'
A groundcoverfor well drained situation. Large pale orange spider flowers in spring. A hardy plant useful for rockeries.   
 
GROUNDCOVER
Height 50cm Width 2m
 
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Grevillea 'Molly'
A small bushy shrub with deeply lobed foliage and large red to yellow cylindrical flowers. Highly attractive to honey eating birds. Prune to maintain a compact shape.
 
SMALL SHRUB
Height 1.5m Width 1.5m
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Grevillea 'Moonlight'
Upright bushy shrub for moist, well drained soil and full sun. Large creamy/white flower spikes all year. Makes a reliable bushy visual break.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 2m
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Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
A bushy shrub for moist, well drained soil and a sunny situation. Large red/orange flower heads all year. A very hardy shrub which benefits from regular pruning.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2.5m Width 1.5m
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Grevillea
'Ninderry-Sunrise'
A procumbent shrub with silver feathery foliage and large pinkish tinged toothbrush flowers in autumn to spring. Birds love the nectar laden flowers.
 
Height 1m    Width 2m
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Grevillea 'Old Gold'
Attractive Yellow-Gold foliage which is lobed, and sharply pointed at the tips.  During Winter and then again to a lesser degree in Summer-Autumn, tight, clusters of unusual flowers appear.  The flowers are a subtle gold, with pink-apricot styles.  Prefers well drained soil in full sun to part shade.
 
Height to 30cm Width 1m
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Grevillea 'Orange Marmalade'
A bushy shrub for average soil in full sun. Terminal heads of orange flowers in spring and summer contrast well with the lime green leaves. Useful plant for visual break. Can take radical pruning.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2m Width 2m
 
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