It is a large shrub of 5-10 ft tall, with long-stalked leaves and clusters of pink, white or off-white flowers, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is native to Australia and can be grown in USDA zones 9-11.
Grevillea glabrata is a stunning large shrub of 5-10 feet tall, native to Australia. It has long-stalked, deep green-blue leaves and clusters of pink, white, or off-white flowers, which attract the attention of butterflies and hummingbirds. This plant is adaptable to a variety of climates, but it prefers full sun and moderate water.
Growing Grevillea glabrata is easy and requires minimal effort. The ideal soil should be well-draining and slightly acidic, so consider using compost or other organic amendments to increase the acidity of your soil. It does best in areas of full sun, although in colder regions it can be grown in a pot and brought indoors during the winter. When first planted, the Grevillea should be watered regularly until it is established. Once established, it requires only occasional watering and minimal maintenance.
When the plant is mature, it produces a beautiful display of clusters of pink, white, or off-white flowers in the summer months, bringing butterflies and hummingbirds to create a spectacular show. Deadheading of the flowers is recommended to encourage further blooming; simply cut off the spent flower, taking care not to damage the new buds below.
Overall, Grevillea glabrata is a low maintenance and easy-to-care-for shrub, suitable for both beginner and experienced gardeners alike. With its clusters of gorgeous flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds and its ability to be grown in many different climates, this native Australian plant makes an excellent addition to any landscape.