Grevillea is an evergreen shrub with curiously shaped flowers, hence it’s common names Spider Flower, Silky Oak and Toothbrush plant.
Add winter colour to your garden with Grevillea, they grow in most NZ climates, some varieties will not tolerate frost, so choose the plant best suited to your environment. Flowers appear generally from winter into summer, some varieties flower year-round. Easy to grow and easy care, Grevillea like a sunny sheltered position. For best results prepare the area before planting by digging in well-rotted compost.
Grevillea varieties include ground covers, small and medium sized shrubs and striking standards.
This mat-forming shrub has deeply lobed evergreen leaves and burgundy-red spring flowers. The oak-like leaves of 'Aussie Crawl' are alternately borne on trailing, carpeting stems. The leaves flush bronze and mature to dark green. Toothbrush-shaped clusters of dark red flowers appear along the stems from late winter to late spring, and sometimes again in fall.
Colour: Red Habit: Prostarate, mat forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 300cm
An evergreen tree or shrub. Retain only one main trunk for a tree or tip prune regularly from a young age for a shrub. As a tree it grows up to 8 metres. Flowers are displayed between mid spring and early summer. The flowers have whitish pink to fawn perianths and pale pink to pale crimson styles. Evergreen
Colour: Deep pink Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 3m
A fast growing, easy to grow shrub that will tolerate poor soil. Needles of deep green foliage and attractive 'spider' like blooms of cream and green. A nice combination. Loves the sun and good drainage, protect from really harsh frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Cream / Green Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Grevillea Deua Flame is an evergreen spreading shrub to 2m high. It comes naturally from a small area of the NSW south coast. It is a prolific flowering shrub providing colour most of the year. The only maintenance required is some light pruning to maintain a dense shape.
Colour: Red Habit: Rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
A great plant for quick cover on dry banks and walls. The soft grey-green foliage has a cascading, spreading habit and is complemented by red 'spider-like' blooms from autumn to spring. Likes the sun, good drainage and light soil but doesn't like frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x 40cm
Grevillea Ember Glow develops into a mounded ground cover. Adds colour to the garden all year. Suits small gardens. Plant in front of larger shrubs or where low cover is required. Performs well in a large pot. Can be pruned quite heavily if required. Fertilize after pruning for fresh new growth and a mass of flowers.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Clumping Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 200cm
A hardy groundcover with variegated leaves. New growth has a pink tinge which later turns to white. Prune lightly after flowering. Ideal plant to cover large areas. Mass plant for quick effect. Fertilize with a low phosphorus fertilizer. Evergreen.
Colour: Red Habit: Groundcover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 150cm
An outstanding shrub that will thrive on neglect. Shiny green foliage with bronze overtones in winter and a slightly lax arching habit. Masses of small dark red 'spidery' flowers from autumn until spring will provide excellent winter colour. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Tolerates light frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Red Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 80cm
An evergreen shrub with attractive grey green foliage and shaggy scarlet flowers from October right through to summer. The flowers are very attractive to birds. Will grow in just about any soil, tolerates coastal conditions, but needs protection from frost.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m
Silky Oak. A rapid growing evergreen tree with, large handsome, fern like leaves that are deep green above and grey-green underneath. Once mature this tree has rich gold blooms that decorate the tree from spring to summer. Loves a warm position and well drained soil. Tolerant of light frost.
The 'Silky Oak' may take up to 10 years to start flowering however this tree has such a nice shape and form that it is worthy of planting even if it never flowers.
Colour: Gold / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 8m x 5m