There are many fantastic varieties of grevilleas that flower during winter, so it’s an ideal time to visit your local nursery and choose your favourite flower type and colour.
There are grevilleas to suit almost every climate and position in the garden. They range from large trees, such as Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) to shrubs like the very popular ‘Robyn Gordon’ and ‘Moonlight’ and also ground covers such as Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’. There are also compact varieties that are suitable for growing in pots, including beautiful Grevillea.
Grevilleas attract native birds into the garden and winter flowering varieties in particular provide an important source of food during the cooler months for birds and bees.
Most grevilleas flower best in full sun and prefer a free draining soil. Regular pruning will keep the plants producing healthy new growth. It’s best to cut grevilleas back after flowering, however this can sometimes be a challenge with long-blooming cultivars. You may have to sacrifice a few flower heads every so often in order to maintain or improve the bush’s appearance.
Australian native plants like grevilleas can be given a feed each spring and autumn with Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which gently releases organic nutrients to promote healthy grevillea growth and lovely flowers. Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser will also add rich organic matter to the soil, which improves the quality of the soil and attracts beneficial earthworms and soil microorganisms.