This mostly Australian genus of 250-350 species of shrubs and trees is grown primarily for its unusual, colorful flowers that are often rich in nectar. They attract birds, insects, and other animals. Use Grevillea in shrub borders, as specimen plants, or in a greenhouse.
CareProvide full sun and acidic to neutral, moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer or start seed indoors in spring.
ProblemsRoot rot, dieback, scale insects, mealybugs.