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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. 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. 

This information about Grevillea 'Moonlight' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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