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Grevillea 'Blood Orange'

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Plant description

Grevillea Blood Orange

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Grevillea 'Blood Orange'  is a hardy medium sized shrub to 4 metres tall and 2 metres wide, with deeply divided dark green foliage. It has lovely dark orange large flowers for most of the year, which are bird magnets. The blooms can be used as well for cut flowers. Likes a sunny spot in well drained soil, feed in spring with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser. Prune to keep the plant tidy.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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