Red Hooks Grevillea
Grevillea 'Red Hooks'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Lore||Gevilleas evolved flowers are specifically adapted to pollenation by the honeyeater bird with its curved beak, which means plants remain sterile in all regions outside this bird's natural habitat.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 8 to 12 feet tall and wide|
|Bloom Time||Heaviest in Late Winter to Spring|
|Flower Attribute||Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Hillside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Plumbago (Plumbago); Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria); Rock Rose (Cistus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
Adapts to a variety of soils with excellent drainage; prefers loamy, gravelly, lightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system, taking care not to overwater. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed sparingly in spring; avoid high phosphorus fertilizers. Prune in late spring after flowering to shape and reduce size if desired.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11