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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 our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Grevillea 'Moonlight'.
 
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