Grevillea 'Cherry Royal' - A moderately fast dense-growing shrub to 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide with soft olive-green oval leaves and cherry red "spider" type flowers in spring and a scattered bloom at other times of the year.
Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil with occasional to only very little irrigation. It should tolerate inland heat and has been frost hardy to at least 20° F.
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 'Cherry Royal' was discovered as a seedling volunteer in 2001 growing on the grounds of the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum where is was given the temporary name of Grevillea sp. - garden seedling 2001.289 and later named 'Cherry Royal' and was a 2012 UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction in 2012. We like this plant, but we found it hard to maintain nice looking in containers over summer in our climate and only grew and sold it for a couple years.
Information about Grevillea 'Cherry Royal' 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.