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Grow a cluster of grevilleas

Grevilleas are a fantastic and diverse group of Australian native plants that range from low growing ground covers to tall trees. In addition to looking spectacular, their flowers are a valuable source of food for bees and other beneficial insects as well as birds.

If you’re keen to include some grevilleas in your garden, Ozbreed has introduced two gorgeous shrub grevilleas into their range – Grevillea ‘Gold Cluster’ and Grevillea ‘Cherry Cluster’.

Grevillea Gold Cluster™ (Grevillea juniperina ‘H22’), pictured above, is covered in bright yellow gold spider-like flowers, on a plant that grows 30 cm high and up to 1 m wide. It creates a dense low growing mat that’s great for supressing weeds. Grevillea Gold Cluster will grow in either full sun or part shade, tolerates drought and cold and thrives in southern regions of Australia.

Grevillea Cherry Cluster™ (Grevillea rhyolitica x juniperina ‘TWD01’), is a semi-prostrate shrub that reaches 50cm high and spreads to 80 cm wide. It has striking cherry coloured flowers from autumn to early spring and is perfect for mass plantings and rock gardens in southern regions of Australia.

To keep these grevilleas looking tidy and help prolong the flowering season, regularly cut off spent flowers. The plants can also be pruned back by around a third at the end of the flowering season, to promote fresh new growth.

Grevillea Gold Cluster and Grevillea Cherry Cluster information and images courtesy of Ozbreed

Most grevilleas prefer well-drained, slightly acidic soil. In areas with poor drainage, grevilleas can be planted in raised mounds of well-drained soil. To promote healthy plant growth, feed native plants like grevilleas with Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser each spring and autumn.

Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser is a unique blend of natural ingredients to enrich and improve the soil and also provide Australian native plants like grevilleas with gentle, slow release organic nutrients.

Yates Zero Weedkiller is an effective weedkiller that comes in handy ready to use packs for small gardens and in concentrated formulations for large gardens (or large numbers of weeds!) such as Yates Zero 490 Super Concentrate. 1L of Yates Zero 490 Super Concentrate makes up a huge 250 L of spray.


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