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Characteristics: Small to medium rounded shrub 0.5-3 m
Seed per packet: 5
An attractive dense bushy shrub with deeply lobed foliage 50mm long that is often prickly. Flowering occurs almost throughout the whole year producing a spectacular display of creamy-white or pink flowers covering the whole bush from January right through to November. Responds well to pruning.
Attracts nectar eating birds and insects.
Prefers a light to medium well drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.
Occurs naturally in the regions of the Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest and Swan Coastal Plain in the South West Province of Western Australia.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Larger seed of grevellia species can be carefully nicked with a sharp knife to expose the embryo slightly prior to sowing, this can assist with the uptake of moisture and can speed germination.
Pre-treatment of smoke: Not considered critical for this species but may be beneficial.
Pre-treatment of smoke:
Many members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments available by clicking here.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.