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Grevillea 'Bonfire'

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Grevillea ‘Bon Accord’]
Parentage: (Grevillea johnsonii x G. wilsonii)
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Grevillea 'Bonfire' - An upright evergreen shrub to 8 to 10 feet+ tall by 6 to 8 feet with dark green narrowly divided leaves and coral red spider-like flowers held upright at branch tips from spring to early summer. Plant in full to partial sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally - drought tolerant once established. Hardy to around 25 °F. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain size and form. This attractive shrub would be a good choice for a specimen planting or light screen and it attracts hummingbirds. It is somewhat similar to Grevillea 'Long John' with which is shares the one parent Grevillea johnsonii but is shorter and denser with stiffer and narrower leaves and redder flowers. This hybrid between G. johnsonii x G. wilsonii was named by Bywong Nursery in New South Wales and is a cross between Grevillea johnsonii and Grevillea wilsonii. An older named plant Grevillea 'Bon Accord', from Bill Molyneux's Austraflora Nursery (previously owned by Rodger and Gwen Elliott) is noted at being very similar if not the same plant. Since Grevillea johnsonii is from Eastern Australia and Grevillea wilsonii from Western Australia, this hybrid is a transcontinental cross. The very narrow leaves are closer to the G. johnsonii parent but are shorter and more divided. Our thanks to Jo O'Connell at Australian Native Plant Nursery for this very fine plant and the accompanying in image.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome 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 would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Bonfire'.