A very attractive species, Grevillea longistyla is grown for the graceful flowers from spring through to summer.
Not only are the spidery flowers attractive, they also bring honeyeaters, bees and beneficial insects to the garden.
The plants we mainly see are actually hybrids, Grevillea longistyla x johnsonii is the main variety.
Use this as a feature plant in the garden, or plant them as hedging plants.
Once established this is a very easy care plant. It does require a free draining soil an is best grown in full sun.
- Prepare the soil before planting.
- Amend with well rotted compost and some aged cow manure.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant too maintain a cool root run.
- Water through the first summer.
Use a specialist native plant fertiliser which will be low in phosphates,
Generally not required, although a little tip pruning after flowering will help keep the plant bushy.
- Botanical Name – Grevillea longistyla
- Common Names – Graceful Grevillea, Grevillea ‘Elegance’
- Position – Best in full.
- Soil – Humus rich, moist and well drained.
- Height – Generally to around 3 – 4 metres
- Spread – Will spread to around 2 metres.
- Growth Rate – Medium to Fast
- Foliage – Mid to deep green and divided.
- Flowers – Red .
- Flowering Time – Mainly in spring, although it will flower through the year..
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought tolerant – Yes