Although not widely grown, Grevillea varieties are becoming increasingly popular as a garden plant in California.
A varied group ranging from low growiung ground cover plants to medium sized trees the ones most sought after are those with the magnificent flowers.
Theability to flower for long periods, as well as to attarct nectar eating birds to the garden make Grevillea varietes well worth exploring.
It is a plant that suits the climate, and it does have brilliant flowers. Although not suited to all locations Grevilleas are fairly adaptable.
Selecting the right position is really the key to growing Grevilleas anywhere in the USA, and if we look at the basics, they require
Having laid down the basics, it also needs to be said that Grevilleas, especially the new cultivars are a very rewarding and undemanding plant once established.
Some species will be easier than others.
Grevillea lanigera is one.
Look for the low growing forms for a ground-cover plant that will flower in winter.
The Cultivar, Grevillea 'Long John' is a little different, very upright with vibrant orange red flowers, this variety is also long flowering and some parts of California will flower almost year round.
PropagationPropagation is from seed, it will take some skill, we suggest buying established plants in stead.
Where to buy
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS NURSERY - Tel: (800) 701 6517 Tel: (805) 649 3362
9040 North Ventura Avenue Ventura California 93001