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Products > Grevillea 'Little Honey' PP18,489
Grevillea 'Little Honey' PP18,489

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: G. 'Honey Gem' x G. banksii "White Dwarf")
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Grevillea 'Little Honey' PP18,489 - A medium to large sized shrub that grows 6 to 8 feet in height and is wider than tall with 8 inch long narrowly dissected leaves that are medium green above and creamy-silvery underneath. From winter through spring appear the 6 inch long cylindrical clusters of orange flowers with yellow styles - have seen this flower listed as having a nice fragrance but we don't seem to be able to smell much ourselves. Plant in full to partial sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally should prove drought tolerant once established. Hardy to around 20 F (breeder reports tolerating to 19.4 F). A great plant for use as a hedge or screen that has proven itself in inland San Diego county plantings where it has been grown for cut flower use. This plant was a spontaneous seedling hybrid that arose in a Burpengary, QLD garden bed of Dennis Cox and Janice Glazebrook in 1990. The seedling came up in this garden near a plant of Grevillea 'Honey Gem' and Grevillea banksii "White Dwarf" and these two plants are the presumed parents. Grevillea 'Honey Gem' (a hybrid between Grevillea banksii and Grevillea pteridifolia) is a very large plant with orange flowers and broader leaves while the Grevillea banksii is a low sprawling plant with cream colored flowers and grey-green hairy lobed leaves. This plant was selected because of its smaller growth form and profuse flowering. It received US Plant Patent PP18,489 in February 2008 and was first grown in California as a cut flower and is a 2013 release in the U.S. nursery trade by Ball Horticulture. Nice plant but we have so many other nice Grevillea so we decided not to continue with this plant.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Little Honey' PP18,489.