Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones 15-24
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal

Grevillea lanigera

Woolly Grevillea
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 lanigera

From Australia. Spreading, mounding growth to 3–6 ft. tall, 6–10 ft. across. Closely set, narrow, 1/2-in.-long leaves are covered with hairs that give foliage a grayish cast. Clusters of narrow, curved, crimson-and-cream flowers profuse in winter and spring; attractive to hummingbirds.

Good bank cover in hot, sunny area; good transition beween garden and wild area.

You Might Also Like...

Anigozanthos hybrids

Kangaroo paws hybridize freely in nature and in cultivation. The following areamong the many superior ...

Eucalyptus siderolylon

Grows 20 to 80 ft. tall and wide. Slim blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. Bark is iron-black (wi...

Dampiera diversifolia

Australian ground cover to 3 ft. high, 6 ft. wide. It spreads steadily in loose, well-drained soil by ...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement