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Grevillea alpina (Mountain Grevillea; Cat's Claws)

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Plant description

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This shrub flowers profusely for much of the year and is very popular in cultivation. There are many interesting and versatile forms available. This shrub has an incredible range of growth habits from low, cascading forms to taller upright forms, with dense dark green to grey green foliage and a great variety of flower colours. Flower colour can range from pink, red and orange to cream and green. Great as a low-growing shrub, screen or feature shrub. The flowers attract wildlife such as nectar-feeding birds. 

Further reading: Grevilleas and Grevilleas for cold climates (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Cream
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Yes; nectar-feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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