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Leaves of some can cause skin rash

Grevillea rosmarinifolia

Rosemary Grevillea
Proteaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

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 rosmarinifolia

Shrub. To 6 ft. tall, nearlyas broad. Narrow leaves aredark green on top, silverybeneath; look somewhat likethose of rosemary. Red-and-cream flower clusters (rarelypink or white) in fall and winter; scattered bloom in other seasons. Use as clipped or informal hedge in dryish places. Impervious to heat and aridity. A popular dwarf form, just 3 ft. high and 6 ft. wide, bears pink-and-cream flowers in waves throughout the year, most heavily in spring and fall. Full sun or partial shade.

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