Sunday, October 24, 2010


Grevillea, beautiful flowers, unique filler, fabulous foliage and an amazing plant. This species has amazing growth habits, ranging from flowering groundcover, to beautiful scrubs and hedges, to tall colorful trees. The flowers range in color from white to pink, yellow to red and their size can be small and spider-like or large and bottlebrush-shaped. Foliage can be sharp and needle-like, soft and fern-like, or long branches with colorful jagged edges.

The Australian species of Grevillea consists of approximately 313 different varieties and 200 cultivars, and that number is continually increasing. Named for Charles Francis Greville, one of the founders of the Royal Horticulture Society in 1804, this member of the Proteaceae family is now cultivated by commercial growers and gardeners in many parts of the world. Some of the hardiest Grevillea have been grown in the United Kingdom for more than 100 years. Grevillea is also widely grown in the United States and South Africa, while the tropical varieties are cultivated in warmer parts of South Asia.

Grevillea Flowers

Grevillea Ivanhoe

Grevillea Red Hooks

Grevillea Johnsonii

1 comment:

  1. I work as a freelance landscape designer out of Fallbrook. I am so excited about using grevilleas, leucodendrons, proteas etc, but find sourcing them limited,especially the more interesting varieites. I would love to be using them more and showing people we can grow these extrodinary plants in their gardens. Any possibility of meeting with you, Id love to learn as much as I can about them.