|Fine-textured foliage, long thin flower clusters and drought tolerance make these evergreen shrubs and trees popular. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Naturalized in southern Florida, the Silk-Oak is fast-growing. Hybrids and species abound, though some cannot tolerate salty soils or poor water quality. Choose types that fit your garden conditions. They do not do well near lawns. Well-drained, even rocky, soil is a must. Do not use high-phosphate fertilizers. Prone to leaf-eating insects, scale and mites. Diseases are few.
The sprawling young growth on this shrub is tinged red, becoming deep green with age. Blooms most of the year, flowering best in mid-winter.
Attributes - Grevillea 'Boongala Spinebill'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Winter through Mid Winter
Flower Color: Pink, Red
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.