Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'
spider flower 'Canberra Gem'
'Canberra Gem' is a vigorous medium-sized evergreen shrub of rounded habit, with rigid, linear leaves, and bright deep pink flowers in clusters from late winter to late summer
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Grevillea can be evergreen shrubs or trees, with alternate, simple or pinnately divided leaves and petal-less flowers consisting of a colourful calyx tube with protruding style, borne in racemes or panicles
- Name status
How to grow
Grow outdoors in acid to neutral well-drained soil. Grow under glass in lime-free compost with added grit in fill light. May need restrictive pruning under glass
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
Pruning group 1 outdoors, but more rigorous pruning may be necessary indoors to restrict size
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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