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Products > Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem'
 
Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem' - 2001 UCSC Introduction
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 1 foot
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem' (UCSC Introduction) - A low-spreading shrub that grows to 1 foot tall by 4-5 feet across with crowded narrow grayish-green leaves on flat to slightly arching stems. The tight clusters of pinkish-red and cream, spidery flowers are abundantly produced at the ends of branchlets from winter to late spring. Best in neutral to slightly acidic soil. Full sun to light shade. An excellent plant for a rock garden, border or groundcover. Hardy to moderate frosts. Great for attracting nectar feeding birds. The species comes from Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. The genus is named after Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), co-founder of London Horticultural Society. The specific epithet "lanigera" comes from the Latin word 'lana' (wool) and 'gerus' (bearing) referring to woolly leaves. This selection is a 2001 Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction from the U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Grevillea lanigera 'Coastal Gem'.
 
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