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Products > Grevillea lanigera
Grevillea lanigera - Woolly Grevillea

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: 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 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 lanigera.