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Grevillea 'Moonlight'

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: (Grevillea banksii x G. whiteana)
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Grevillea 'Moonlight' - A large fast-growing upright shrub or small tree up to 12 feet tall by 8 feet wide with fine textured foliage and large ivory-colored spidery toothbrush-like flowers at the branch tips nearly year-round. The green leaves (gray on the underside) are 6 to 8 inches long so large in profile but finely dissected and fern-like. Plant in a well-drained soil in full or part sun and irrigate only occasionally as this plant is tolerant of extended dry periods once established. Although considered a more tropical Grevillea, this plant is frost hardy and likely to tolerate temperatures to at least the mid 20's F. This plant can be kept a more manageable size by regularly shearing or occasionally hard pruning, which it tolerates well. Great for attracting birds and bees into the garden and is a beautiful garden shrub whose flowers are useful in bouquets - stick stems immediately into warm water or recut before putting into the vase. This cultivar was originally described as a seedling selection of Grevillea whiteana, which it does not really resemble, but later reports were that it was the result of crossing Grevillea banksii with Grevillea whiteana. We have been growing this stunning large plant since 2006.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Moonlight'.