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Grevillea alpina Southern Hills form

Mountain Grevillea, Cat's Claw

Dense to open upright shrub.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.8-2 m x 0.8-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesHairy, grey-green, egg-shaped leaves to 15 mm long, tips rounded.
  • Flower colourBright red and yellow or cream
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersTerminal clusters of hairy claw flowers.
  • Bird attractingNectar, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils in the foothills. Frost tolerant. Partial and semi shade.
  • Garden useAn excellent garden plant preferring some overhead protection. Long flowering. Prune to maintain bushiness.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries. Plants in general nurseries rarely local. Many different forms available, usually with provenance noted.
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
  • Related speciesMay hybridise with garden specimens of Grevillea rosmarinifolia forms.
Photographer/s: 1 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 2 Steels Creek, 3 Mt Evelyn, 4 Marilyn Bull ©

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