If you are looking for Grevillea that you can keep to a smaller size, then consider some of the naturally lower growing or ‘Dwarf’ varieties. Bronze Rambler is one to consider, this is a hybrid.
Grevillea laurifolia is another and this is one of the parents of the popular Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’.
Many of these low growing types require very little pruning and will spread to form a dense ground cover. Some will reach less than .3 metres in height, some will spread to reach over 4 metres across, others are more compact.
Low Growing Grevillea lanigera ‘Kangarutha’ is from coastal areas around Tathra in NSW, difficult to find however well worth seeking out.
Like many of the genus these lower growing types flower over a long period, grow well in full sun to a little shade and are drought tolerant once established.
All will attract bees and birds to the garden and are regarded as being reasonably drought tolerant.
- As a ground cover
- For erosion control
- To attract bees, nectar seeking birds to the garden.
- As protective habitat for small lizards and birds.
List of Low Growing Grevillea
- Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’
- Grevillea crithmifolia ‘Prostrate form’
- Grevillea lanigera ‘Mt Tamboritha Form’
- Grevillea acropogon
- Grevillea baueri
- Grevillea bipinnatifida or ‘Fuchsia grevillea’
- Grevillea ‘Forest Rambler’
- Grevillea hirtella
- Grevillea liliane
- Grevillea maccutcheonii
- Grevillea ‘Mallee Sensation’
- Grevillea ‘Seaspray’
- Grevillea thelemanniana Red Rambler
- Grevillea umbellulata
- Grevillea crithmifolia Prostrate
- Grevillea juniperina Prostrate
- Grevillea obtusifolia prostrate
- Grevillea lanigera ‘Prostrate’ (Prostrate Woolly Grevillea)