Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs
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 the foliage a grayish cast. Clusters of narrow, curved, crimson-and-cream flowers are profuse in winter and spring; attractive to hummingbirds.
Good bank cover in hot, sunny areas; good transition beween garden and wild area.
Branching stems to 5 ft. tall bear 1–1 1/2-in.-long, yellow-green flowers tinged with red. Folia...
Shrub. Grows to 6–9 ft. tall and spreads to 10–15 ft. wide, with finely divided, bright gr...
Australian groundcover to 3 ft. high, 6 ft. wide. It spreads steadily in loose, well-drained soil by s...