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. It 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.
The genus name Grevillea honors Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), a patron of botany, a very close friend of Sir Joseph Banks, and president of the Royal Society of London.
Grevillea 'Moonlight' 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 and it has become one of our favorite Grevilleas.
Information about Grevillea 'Moonlight' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.