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Grevillea 'Billy Bonkers'

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Plant description

Grevillea Billy Bonkers

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Grevillea 'Billy Bonkers' is an evergreen, low growing shrub, with bright pink flowers nearly all year round. It grows to around a metre high, and two metres wide. The toothbrush shaped flowers are highly bird attracting. A great feature or pot plant.

'Billy Bonkers' likes a sunny spot, and does best in a well drained soil. Once established, it can tolerate temperatures down to -3 degrees, but should be protected from frost when young. Fertilise with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring. Regular light pruning will help to keep the plant compact.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 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: not suitable.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.

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