Grevillea is an evergreen shrub with curiously shaped flowers, hence it’s common names Spider Flower, Silky Oak and Toothbrush plant.
Add winter colour to your garden with Grevillea, they grow in most NZ climates, some varieties will not tolerate frost, so choose the plant best suited to your environment. Flowers appear generally from winter into summer, some varieties flower year-round. Easy to grow and easy care, Grevillea like a sunny sheltered position. For best results prepare the area before planting by digging in well-rotted compost.
Grevillea varieties include ground covers, small and medium sized shrubs and striking standards.
This mat-forming shrub has deeply lobed evergreen leaves and burgundy-red spring flowers. The oak-like leaves of 'Aussie Crawl' are alternately borne on trailing, carpeting stems. The leaves flush bronze and mature to dark green. Toothbrush-shaped clusters of dark red flowers appear along the stems from late winter to late spring, and sometimes again in fall.
Colour: Red Habit: Prostarate, mat forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 300cm
A free flowering shrub with dark green foliage that is white underneath. 'Spidery' clusters of bright red and yellow flowers put on a display from winter through to summer. Likes a nice hot dry spot free from frost. Not fussy about soil type and doesn't need fertilizer to do well. Evergreen.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 60cm
An excellent sprawling shrub that will cover a lot of ground on difficult areas that need fast cover. Attractive bronze divided leaves and long red 'toothbrush' flowers that appear throughout the year but particularly in spring. Likes sun, well drained soil and protection from frost. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Red Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 300cm
Grevillea Deua Flame is an evergreen spreading shrub to 2m high. It comes naturally from a small area of the NSW south coast. It is a prolific flowering shrub providing colour most of the year. The only maintenance required is some light pruning to maintain a dense shape.
Colour: Red Habit: Rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Standard. Fireworks is a small to medium shrub that is adorned with bright red and yellow flowers on soft grey/green foliage. Flowers from autumn to spring. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Evergreen
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: STD
A vigorous, ground-hugging shrub with divided green leaves that look a bit like an Oak leaf. The new shoots have a red tinge that matches the red 'toothbrush' flowers that appear from spring to autumn. Happy in the sun, tolerant of light or poor soils and will basically thrive on neglect. Protect from frost. Evergreen.
Colour: red Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 3m
A hardy groundcover with variegated leaves. New growth has a pink tinge which later turns to white. Prune lightly after flowering. Ideal plant to cover large areas. Mass plant for quick effect. Fertilize with a low phosphorus fertilizer. Evergreen.
Colour: Red Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 150cm
Evergreen shrub with bright red flowers and glossy green foliage. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Light pruning will help to maintain the shape of the shrub. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: Red Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
A tough little Aussie that thrives on neglect. Small grey-green rounded foliage. Distinctive creamy white and red shaggy flowers are produced en mass during winter and spring. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. No need to fertilize, will cope with strong wind and poor soil but not frost.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 100cm
Free flowering shrub that flowers for much of the year and is quite drought and frost resistant.Popular hardy Shrub that can be left to itself or they can be trimmed and trained into shape. Vivid yellow/apricot and red blooms. This variety will grow to around 2 metre tall and will also makes a great screen or hedge. Evergreen
Colour: Apricot / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.8m