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.
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
Wide bushy shrub with arching stem, deeply serrated fern-like leave and long, one sided racemes of red flowers that resemble toothbrushes.
The wonderful flowers can be enjoyed through winter and spring, adding colour and encouraging birds to the garden.
New standard form of this evergreen shrub with bright red flowers and glossy green foliage. Ideal for attracting birds into the garden. Plant in a sunny well drained position. Light pruning will help to maintain the shape of the shrub. Evergreen. PVR.
A tough little Aussie that thrives on neglect. Small grey-green rounded foliage. Distinctive creamy white and red shaggy flowers are produced en mass during winter and spring. Happiest in a sunny well drained position. No need to fertilize, will cope with strong wind and poor soil but not frost.
Colour: Red / Cream Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 100cm
A compact evergreen shrub bearing clusters of deep pink flowers highlighted by mid green foliage. Quick growing. Ideal in shrub borders. Nice compact, rounded growth habit. Flowers from autumn to spring. Tough and hardy.
Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Grevillea Poorinda Peter is a medium sized grevillea with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and a profusion of reddish purple flowers from early winter to mid summer. Great for screens and as an informal hedge. Porinda Peter will tolerate a wide range of conditions and will also do well on the coast. Frost and drought tolerant. Responds well to regular pruning.
This is a quick growing hardy Grevillea that will provide habitat for small birds in the garden and is perfect for screening. Frost and drought tolerant. Responds well to regular pruning.
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
A compact little Grevillea with narrow, pointed, green leaves and clusters of bright pink flowers from winter right through to spring. Happiest in a warm sunny spot with good drainage. Will thrive on neglect but doesn't like frost. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m