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Grevillea rosmarinifolia--dwarf pink ('Vectis'?)

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Proteaceae (The Protea Family)
Geographic Origin:
Australia
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
3-4 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Bright pink
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This is a compact shrub, probably under 4 feet tall and broader than tall. The stems are clothed in short, bright green needle-like leaves and covered from fall to early spring by dense clusters of pink and cream flowers. Their color deepens nearly to red as the weather chills in winter. Sun, well drained soil (usually the poorer, the better), and occasional to no supplemental watering when established. Many grevilleas are sensitive to phosphorus; never use high-phosphate fertilizers and, in general, feed them sparingly if at all. Hardy to 18 degrees F or less.