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Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Family:
Proteaceae (The Protea Family)
Geographic Origin:
Australia
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
8 feet+ high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
hedges
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Red
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This grevillea hybrid grows at least 6 feet tall and is generally broader than tall. The trunks are profusely branched, the twigs closely lined by narrow, pointed 3 inch leaves, colored a deep, rich green above and paler beneath. Though seldom completely out of bloom, it gives its most lavish display in early spring, with large deep ruby red, pendant flower clusters. Easily grown and hardy to 18 degrees F or less. 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.