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Grevillea 'Bonfire' is a medium shrub with fine, dark green leaves and red spider flowers in spring and summertime. A good screen plant or general garden shrub, and a great bird attractant. It grows to 2 metres tall and wide.
Grow in full sun to light shade, tolerates moderate frost and drought. Prune after flowering to promote bushy growth.
'Bonfire' is a hybrid between Grevillea johnsonii and Grevillea wilsonii, and is a cool climate grevillea.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.