You can't get enough of our groundcover grevilleas, so we've found another beauty for you. Fast-growing Raptor has long slender pointed leaves that turn bronzey in cold months, and deep scarlet toothbrush flowers that often appear earlier in winter than other varieties.
(Is it just us, or do those leaves remind you of a dinosaur foot too? More T Rex than Raptor...!)
Grevillea laurifolia x 'Copper Rocket' : Grevillea 'Raptor' PBR
APPEARANCE: Groundcover carpeting grevillea with dark red brush flowers in winter and spring. Leaves are long, slender, pointed. New foliage is deep red and develops a bronze sheen in cooler months.
USES: Erosion control, planting on slopes and banks, groundcover under larger shrubs and trees, underplanting in native gardens.
CLIMATE : Reasonably drought tolerant and will likely come through a light frost once established.
PLANTING: Well drained clay loams or sandy soil with a neutral to acid pH. Prefers a full sun to part shade position.
CARE: Water during the first 8-12 weeks until the plant is established. Clip back to keep in check if required. 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: Up to 0.3 m x 1.5 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 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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