A frost tolerant ground cover, Grevillea laurifolia is commonly called the “Blue Mountain Rambler”.
It grows best in a sunny position, the foliage is rounded or oval shaped and the flowers as a bright red.
With a long flowering period, from winter through spring, and attractive foliage this an underused plant.
It really reaches more than 10 cm in height and will spread over 3 metres plus. As the common name suggests it is from the Blue Mountains.
In a well drained soil and a sunny position this is a very low maintenance plant once established.
Plant Grevillea laurifolia where it will have room to spread, it could be grown along the top of a low retaining wall and allowed to cascade over the edge.
- Weed and dig the soil over well.
- In areas of poor drainage consider raining the garden bd by hilling up the soil.
- Plant at the same depth as it was in the container.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to help prevent weeds and maintain a cool root run.
Light pruning will maintain a more bushy habit.
- Botanical Name – Grevillea laurifolia
- Common Name – Blue Mountain Rambler”
- Position – Full sun
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Height – To 10 cm
- Spread – To 3 metres plus.
- Flowers – Red
- Flowering Time – Winter to spring.
- Foliage – Mid green elliptical.
- Frost tolerant – Yes, mild frosts.
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.
Grevillea laurifolia is available for sale from the following participating Nurseries
Dandenong-Hastings Road Langwarrin, Victoria 3910
Large range of standard and weeping Grevillea along with other grafted Australian native plants