Grevilleas are an amazingly diverse range of Australian native plants that are well worth considering for your garden. Their beautiful flowers come in almost every colour from pinks and purples to cream, yellow and orange and flower shapes can look like a brush or a spider. Grevilleas are excellent for attracting bees and nectar feeding birds into the garden and winter flowering varieties are particularly important sources of food during the cooler months.
Grevilleas prefer a well-drained soil and will benefit from a regular feed with a fertiliser suitable for native plants. Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser is ideal for feeding Australian native plants like grevilleas and provides gentle, slow release organic nutrients to encourage both healthy foliage growth and lots of beautiful bird attracting flowers. Keep grevilleas looking neat and tidy by lightly trimming them back every one to two years, after the main flush of flowers has faded. Grevillea 'Honey Gem' can be given a more thorough prune to help keep it in check.
Grevillea Crimson Villea and Cherry Cluster images courtesy of OzBreed.
Grevillea Lady O and New Blood images courtesy of Bywong Nursery.