Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
|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.
Blooms from fall through spring with rose-red flowers. Dense growth of delicate gray leaves spreads wider than 8 feet if not pruned.
Attributes - Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Red
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 9 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming. Susceptible to Scales, Spider Mites.
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