Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'

Grevillea 'Canberra Gem' photo
Grevillea 'Canberra Gem' at the UBC Botanical Garden

Photograph by Stan Shebs. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


Grevillea 'Canberra Gem' is a cultivated hybrid from Grevillea juniperina and Grevillea rosmarinifolia raised in the early 1960's by Mr. P Moore at Yarralumla Government Nursery in Canberra. It is an erect, moderately dense shrub with slender ascending branches. The leaves are 15mm - 30mm long and 0.5mm - 1mm wide. Produces pinkish red flowers in winter, spring, summer.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 3
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: pink
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters. Provides a refuge for birds.

Variety:'Canberra Gem'

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