A small prickly shrub from the Mt Finke area in South Australia, Grevillea treueriana is grown for the brilliant scarlet red flowers.
The flowers tend to naturally hang downwards making it an attractive small specimen plant.
Flowering from winter through to spring the bright nectar laden flowers will attract bees and nectar seeking birds to the garden.
This is a species that requires very good drainage year round and a dry summer as hot humid climates can root problems.
Grafted varieties are now becoming available and these are better suited to cultivation in the home garden.
- Botanical Name – Grevillea treueriana
- Common Name – Mt Finke Grevillea, Scarlet Grevillea
- Family – Proteaceae
- Height – 1 – 2 metres
- Spread – To around 2 metres
- Soil – Very well drained
- Position – Full sun
- Flowers – Brilliant scarlet red.
- Flowering Time – Winter to spring.
- Foliage – Needle like deep to mid green.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Frost tolerance – Light frosts are tolerated.