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Grevillea lanigera - Woolly Grevillea

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red Brown
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [G. sphacelata, G. autumnalis, G. ferruginea]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly Grevillea) - A highly versatile evergreen shrub from New South Wales and Victoria is considered one of the most durable of all Grevillea spp. Small and narrow, rounded and gray-green, slightly hairy leaves clothe the shrub to form an erect, dense plant to 4-5 feet tall and equally wide - easily kept smaller. The brilliant flower display occurs from late winter into early spring composed of a bright salmon perianth with a curving, cream-colored style. Performs best in full sun to partial shade in a well-draining, moist to dry soil, surviving short periods of drought. Highly attractive to butterflies. This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights to 18-20 Fahrenheit. The species comes from Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. The genus is named after Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), co-founder of London Horticultural Society. The specific epithet "lanigera" comes from the Latin word 'lana' (wool) and 'gerus' (bearing) referring to woolly leaves. A great durable plant in the garden but we have moved on to selected forms and no longer produce this plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and 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 that we have observed it in. We also will 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 lanigera.