Canberra Gem produces an abundance of nectar and pollen, attracting birds and butterflies. It is a small shrub, growing 2-5 ft. high, making it suitable for a wide array of uses in the garden. This plant prefers full sun and moderate water and will thrive in a well-draining soil. Stunning red and crimson flowers of vinous color appear in spring, making the whole shrub look like a jewel.
While looking visually appealing, Grevillea Canberra Gem also sports thorns or spines, making it an effective protective barrier against animals, intruders and pests. Mature plants are cold hardy, down to at least thirty degrees Fahrenheit for a short period of time. USDA Zone for growing this plant is 9-11.
For colder regions, Grevillea Canberra Gem can be grown in a pot and brought indoors in winter. Plant it in soil amended with organic matter and well-draining components. It does best in full sun and moderate water, however, for potted plants, water conservatively, wait until the top of the soil has dried out before watering again. Proper soil and watering practices will lead to happier and healthier plants.