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Grevillea 'Bedspread'

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Plant description

Grevillea Bedspread 2

Grevillea Bedspread 1

Grevillea 'Bedspread' is a fast growing ground cover ideal for covering large areas such as embankments and driveways. It has dark red to purple toothbrush shaped flowers from spring to autumn, that attract birds and insects. It grows to 0.3 metres tall and 3 metres wide, and is an easy care plant.

Grevillea 'Bedspread' appreciates a sunny to light shaded position, and a well drained soil. Fertilise in spring with a native fertiliser.

It is a hybrid of Grevillea wilkinsonii and Grevillea 'Royal Mantle'.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.

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