Most Grevillea are from chaparral climates.

So many similar cultivars of low shrubby grevilleas come and go that it is hard to know what is what. All prefer sunny exposure and good drainage. They really do not like too much watering or fertilizer, particularly fertilizer with phosphorus. Pruning after bloom promotes more bloom, which keeps hummingbirds happy. Some people who are allergic to grevilleas can get a rash from handling the foliage.

Grevillea ‘Canberra’ was probably the most popular grevillea in the early 1990s, but can be hard to find now that other similar grevilleas are more common. It is a mid-sized shrub with dark green foliage that resembles pine needles on arching branches about six feet tall and broad. Small clusters of rosy red flowers bloom along the branches in winter and spring.


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