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Royal Grevillea

Grevillea victoriae

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Royal Grevillea (Grevillea victoriae) at Roger's Gardens

Royal Grevillea flowers

Royal Grevillea flowers

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Royal Grevillea (Grevillea victoriae) at Roger's Gardens

Royal Grevillea

Royal Grevillea

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

An adaptable species that will assume an upright, bushy form; grows well in most well drained soils; interesting red spidery flowers from orange buds cover the branches in late winter and spring; drought tolerant once established

Ornamental Features

Royal Grevillea features delicate clusters of red spider-like flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to early summer, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. It has attractive grayish green foliage with silver undersides which emerges light green in spring. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Royal Grevillea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Royal Grevillea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Royal Grevillea will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features