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Grevillea curviloba

Proteaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs

GREVILLEA

This plant group generally has fine-textured foliage and long, slender, curved flowers, usually borne in dense clusters. Many cannot tolerate salt-laden soils, poor water quality, heavy summer irrigation, or heavy frost, but all are attractive enough to warrant some risk taking. Like other members of the protea family, they are sensitive to high levels of phosphorus in the soil. Fertilize lightly and avoid high-phosphorus fertilizers.

Grevillea curviloba

Often sold as Grevillea tridentifera or Grevillea biternata. Variable habit; may reach 6 ft. high and 10–15 ft. across or grow as a low (2-ft.) spreader, also to 10–15 ft. wide. Finely divided bright green leaves; cream-colored, honey-scented blossoms in winter and spring. To use as ground- or bank cover, prune out any stems that grow upright. Full sun or partial shade.

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