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Grevillea 'Honey Gem' is well named, having honey coloured flowers that are rich in nectar! A fast growing medium shrub with deeply divided, ferny, dark green foliage. An old favourite cultivar, that has stood the test of time, the first orange large flowered Grevillea. A good feature or screening plant, suitable for coastal plantings. Grevillea leaves can cause skin irritation in some people.
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.