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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.
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.