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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
'Pink Flush'
Bushy shrub for average soils in full sun. Produces bright pink flowers most of the year. Useful for a visual break. Prune to maintain a compact shape.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 3m Width 2m 
 
Grevillea
'Pink Lady'
 
 (Hybrid of G. juniperina)
A prickly foliaged ground covering plant which bears attractive Light Pink flowers in spring. Requires a sunny, well drained situation.
 
Height 30cm
Spread 1.5-2m
 
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Grevillea
'Pink Pearl'
 
(G. rosmarinifolia x G. juniperina)
Hardy shrub bearing Bright Pink Spider flowers in winter and spring. Requires a sunny well drained spot. May be pruned to form a hedge.
 
Height 2m  Spread 3m
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Grevillea
'Pink Surprise'
 
A bushy shrub for well drained, sunny situation. Large dense pink/cream flower spikes all year. Makes a large visual screen. Useful for cut flower production. Attracts honey eating birds.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 2m 
 
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Grevillea
'Poorinda Peter'
Vigorous medium size shrub with deeply, lobed, bronze-brown, attractive foliage. Bird attracting Red toothbrush flowers up to 8cm. Well suited to sub-tropical gardens in sunny or semi-shade with good drainage. Will tolerate frost and extended dry.
 
Height 2-3m
Spread 2.5 to 4m
 
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Grevillea
pteridifolia
A slender shrub for well drained soils. Masses of orange toothbrush flowers in spring. Very attractive to honey eating birds. Narrow deeply lobed grey leaves.  
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m  Width 1.5m  
 
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Grevillea
'Red Clusters'
A compact, rounded shaped grevillea with narrow, dark green leaves. Clusters of Bird attracting deep Red flowers from late winter to late spring. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Benefits from light pruning. Excellent for rockeries or container.
 
Height 75cm    Spread 1m
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Grevillea
'Red Wings'
 
(G. thelemaniana)
A low growing shrub with dainty grey-green leaves. Clusters of bright Red spider flowers from late Winter to early Spring. Hardy in most, well-drained soil in full sun.
 
Height 1.5m   Spread 1m
 
Grevillea robusta
 
An upright tree for most soils which lights up with many orange toothbrush flowers in spring. An ideal specimen tree which attracts many honey eating birds. Commonly used for root stock under W.A. and other dry land Grevilleas.
 
Height 10m Width 3m
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Grevillea
'Robyn Gordon'
A bushy shrub for sunny, well drained situation. Large red cylindrical flowers all year. Useful for low visual break. Attracts honey eating birds. Prune regularly to ensure a bushy habit.    
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2m Width 1.5m
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Grevillea
'Rosy's Baby'
A small shrub with an upright to lightly spreading habit. soft grey-green leaves with striking bronze new growth, and showy bunches of waxy pink and cream flowers hanging like lanterns along the stems from winter to early summer. the massed flowers are especially attractive to honeyeaters.   Frost hardy, it is an ideal choice for both inland and near coastal gardens.
 
Height 80cm-1m
Width 60-80cm
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Grevillea rosmarinifolia nana
Low spreading shrub flowering with Pink & Cream spider clusters in autumn and spring. Requires a well-drained sunny situation.
 
Height 0.5m    Spread 1m
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Grevillea
'Royal Mantle'
A groundcover for average soil in a sunny situation. Many burgundy toothbrush flowers in spring and autumn.Extremely vigorous groundcover. Also used for grafting on to G. robusta to make standards.    
 
GROUNDCOVER
Height 50cm Width 5m
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Grevillea
'Ruby Red'
A groundcover for sunny position and well drained soil. Dark red cylindrical flower spikes inspring and summer. Hugs the ground densely and displays the flowers well. Also used for standards.
 
GROUNDCOVER
Height 50cm Width 3m
 
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Grevillea
'Sandra Gordon'
An open shrub with arching branches for well drained soils and a sunny situation. Long yellow flowers spikes most of the year. Benefits from regular pruning. Attracts honey eating birds.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 2m
 
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Grevillea
'Scarlet Sprite'
A compact shrub for sunny, well drained situation. Masses of bright pink spider flowers in winter and spring. Makes a stunning display in the garden when in flower.
 
ROCKERY PLANT
Height 1.5m Width 1.5m
 
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Grevillea
'Scarlet King'
Small to medium shrub with delightful grey green foliage will display vibrant Red flowers for most of the year.  Hardy in most well drained soils and lots of sun.
 
Height 1.5-2.5m
Spread 2-3m
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Grevillea semperflorens
 
Rare medium sized shrub with soft foliage and arching branchlets. Apricot Pink lantern shaped flowers during most of the year. Requires a well drained soil in a sunny position.
 
Height 2m  Spread 2.5m
 
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Grevillea
'Shirley Howie'
 
(G.capitellata x G. sericea)
Attractive shrub bearing clusters of Deep Pink spider flowers in autumn, winter and spring. It grows in sun or part-shade and requires well-drained soil.
 
Height 1.5m  Spread 1.5m
 
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Grevillea
'Silver Mist'
A Grevillea hybrid selected for its compact growth. Fine silver foliage and spectacular flowers.  The flowers are one of the largest in the Grevillea genus and can appear in autumn, winter & spring.  They are a yellowy-green when young and turn bright yellow when they mature.
 
Height to 2m  Width to 3m
 
Grevillea
'Splendour'
A compact shrub for well drained soils and a sunny position. Deep burgundy spider flowers for most of the year. Deep green foliage. Prune to shape. Frost hardy.  
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2m Width 1.5m
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Grevillea stenomera
(Grafted)
A bushy weeping shrub with pendulous pale pink flower racemes in autumn until spring. They are overwhelmed by bright silvery foliage. Grafted for extra hardiness.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2m Width 1.5m
 
GRE-STE
Grevillea stenomera prostrate
 
A hardy low spreading shrub suitable for average soil. Clusters of red spider flowers most of the year. Very soft green foliage mingles well with the flowers.
 
ROCKERY PLANT
Height 50cm Width 1.5m
GRE-STPR
Grevillea
'Strawberry Blonde'
A bushy shrub for average soils in full sun. Deeply lobed soft foliage contrasts well with the honey coloured toothbrush flowers. Light green to yellow foliage with arching branches. 
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 3m Width 2m
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Grevillea
'Strawberry Sundae'
 
A bushy shrub for well drained sunny position. Many large racemes of pinkish-cream flowers with bright red tips most of the year. Prune to enhance its shape.
 
SMALL SHRUB
Height 1m Width 1.5m
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Grevillea 'Sunrise'
 
(G. bipinnatifida x
G. 'Clearview Robin')
Small, compact shrub with silvery-green leaves. Apricot flowers most of the year. Requires full sun and tolerates most well-drained soils. Frost hardy.
 
Height 75cm  Spread 1.5m
 
Grevillea
'Sunset Bronze'
Bushy shrub for average soil in full sun. The grey-green foliage offsets the copper-bronze flower spikes which appear in profusion most of the year. Prune lightly for a compact shape.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 3m Width 2m
 
GRE-SUNB
Grevillea 'Superb'
A bushy shrub for sunny well drained situation. Large cylindrical flowers with gold tips all year. Regular pruning will enhance its shape.
 
MEDIUM SHRUB
Height 2m Width 1.5m
 
Grevillea 'Sylvia'
A bushy shrub for well drained, sunny situation. Large dense deep pink flower spikes most of the year which are useful for flower production. Makes a reliable bushy visual break. An outstanding shrub attracting honey eating birds.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 2m
 
Grevillea 'Tangerine'
A small spreading shrub with fresh green leaves. Masses of Tangerine, bird attracting spider flowers most of the year, especially late Autumn to Summer. Hardy in most well drained soils in full sun or part shade. Benefits from pruning.
 
Height 60cm
Spread 1-1.5m
 
Grevillea thelemanniana
Small spreading shrub with weeping branches and silver-green leaves. Bears bright Red flowers with yellow tips from winter to spring. Only suitable for a very well-drained, sunny situation.
 
Height 30cm Spread 1.5m
 
Grevillea
'Tucker Time New Day'
An upright compact small shrub with narrow erect leaves of mid green, with silvery overtones especially noticeable in bright light. Clusters of red-pink flowers are set both within the foliage, and on outer stems, and are displayed from late winter through spring, with occasional flowers at other times of the year. Bird Attracting.
 
Height 40-60cm
Width 30-45cm
 
Grevillea venusta
A bushy shrub for average to moist soil and a sunny site. Yellow/green spider flowers with blue styles most of the year.Useful for visual break.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 3m
 
Grevillea
'Winpara Gem'
Bushy, erect shrub with fine, soft dark green leaves which are silvery beneath. It bears Scarlet to Orange spider flowers most of the year, with the most profuse flowering in winter. Suitable for most sunny, well drained situations.
 
Height to 2m
Spread 1.5m
 
Grevillea
'Winpara Gold'
A small to medium shrub with Pale Golden-Yellow, spider flowers, attractive to nectar feeding birds. Flowers sporadically June to Februar. This vigourous cultivar tolerates slightly alkaline soils, but requires good drainage, in sun or part shade. An useful screen, needs tip pruning from an early stage. Suitable for Band 2 at the seaside.
 
Height 1.5-2.5m
Spread 1.5-2.5m
 
Grevillea
'Yamba Sunshine'
A bushy shrub for average soil in full sun. Many golden yellow tooth brush flowers in spring. Useful for a visual break.
 
TALL SHRUB
Height 4m Width 3m