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Grevillea fililoba - Spider Net Grevillea
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [G. thelemanniana ssp. fililoba]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Grevillea fililoba (Spider Net Grevillea) - Small, upright and graceful shrub to 5 feet tall with soft, fine gray-green leaves that are slightly hairy with spidery clusters of reddish-pink flowers that form at the ends of the branches off and on throughout the year. Plant in full sun in a warm site; sensitive to temperatures below 25 F. This plant was previously described as a subspecies of Grevillea thelemanniana (G. ssp. thelemanniana fililoba) but has more recently been elevated to species level. This species is from a winter wet and summer hot and dry area east of Geraldton in Western Australia. The specific epithet fililoba is from the Latin word 'filum' meaning "a thread" and 'lobus' meaning "a lobe" in reference to the fine dissected foliage.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Grevillea fililoba.
 
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