Grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta is a large tree and grows very well in our dry, highly alkaline soil. At this time of the year it has these fiery orange clusters of ‘spider’ flowers. The honey eaters and lorikeets find this a great food source and many complaints are heard of the rowdy birds at dawn and sunset especially.

These make good windbreak and screening plants. Many are grown in house yards but as they can be rather large need to be kept away from the house. A general rule is that the tree needs to be as far from the house as the tree’s ultimate height.

Grevillea robusta is the plant onto which other species of grevillea are grafted.

Grevillea robusta

Grevillea robusta

 

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