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Grevillea 'Poorinda Peter'

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Plant description

Grevillea Poorinda Peter

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Grevillea 'Poorinda Peter' is a spreading medium shrub with very attractive dark green toothed leaves, bronze new growth and purple toothbrush-like flowers in winetr, spring and into summer. Good general garden shrub for larger areas or as a screen plant that is regularly pruned. Makes a good cut flower plant. Grows around 3 metres high and to 4 metres wide. Can take medium frost, so is good for cool climates through to subtropical.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 3.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 3 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, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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