Grevillea preissii Sea Spray
Brilliant red flowers on a low growing plant make Grevillea preissii Sea Spray an ideal addition to the garden.
This is a low spreading form, and as the name suggests is tolerant of coastal conditions and sandy soils.
This is another Grevillea variety that will attract birds to the garden, the nectar filled flowers are a honeyeater magnet.
Best in the garden rather than containers because of its spreading habit. You will need a sandy, or very free draining soil. Hilling up the soil in the area to be planted can assist with good drainage.
It will grow in full sun, however in hotter climates part shade over summer months is recommended.
Fertiliser is generally not required although a little seaweed fertiliser each spring can be beneficial. Do not use high phosphate fertilisers.
Tip prune lightly immediately after flowering.
- Botanical Name – Grevillea preissii Sea Spray
- Botanical Family –
- Common Name – Grevillea Sea Spray
- Position – Full sun to a a little shade.
- Climate zone – Cool to warm Temperate. Not suited to sub tropical or tropical areas.
- Soil – Well drained to dry, best in a sandy soil with some moisture through summer.
- Height – To around .5 metres.
- Spread – To around 3 metres across.
- Growth Rate – Medium
- Flowers – Brilliant red.
- Flowering Time – Autumn and Winter to Spring.
- Foliage – Evergreen, mid to deep green.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only.
- Drought tolerant -Yes once established.