Grevillea 'Royal Mantle' x wilkinsonii 'Bedspread' PBR
APPEARANCE: Fast growing native groundcover with toothed holly-like or oak-like leaves and long pink-red toothbrush flowers spring and autumn. Longer darker flowers than Royal Mantle, larger greener leaves than gaudichaudi.
ORIGIN :G wilkinsonii (Tumult grevillea) is found in a small area of NSW west of Canberra, and is critically endangered in the wild.
USE FOR: Ground cover to retain soil and moisture, suppress weeds, hold banks together, keep roots of larger plants cool in summer or warm in winter. Good in wildlife gardens as nectar source and shelter
CLIMATE: Tolerates frost to -6C and salt spray.
PLANTING: Well drained clay loams or sandy soil with a neutral to acid pH. Prefers full sun for best flowering; will grow in part shade.
CARE: Water during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established. Prune after flowering to keep it neat and dense. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser when buds form - grevilleas can be phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.3 - 0.4 m x 2 - 3 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
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