Rosemary Grevillea
Grevillea rosmarinifolia

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Grevillea (grev-ILL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rosmarinifolia (rose-ma-ree-nee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Martinez, California

Mission Viejo, California

Mountain View, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 29, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant; however, I have observed it growing in Maui, Hawaii. Rosemary grevillea (Grevillea rosmarinifolia). Its growth habit, leaf size and spacing of leaves varies depending upon where it is grown. It is one of the few grevillea that does well in slighty alkaline soils. It will receive frost damage in the USA in zones below 9 (9 and above are the most suitable zones). Rosemary grevillea can become straggly; however, heavy pruning may kill it. Light pruning leaving enough foliage for regrowth done after blooming is recommended. Fertilizing is not necessary. High phosphorus fertilizers may kill the plant.

Grevillea rosmarinifolia is one of most widely cultivated species of grevillea. There are 2 subspecies of Grevillea rosmarinifolia which sometimes lea... read more

Positive

On Dec 18, 2006, mary0114 from Lodi, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Cream & hot pink fall and winter blooms. Fast growing and loves our valley heat. Give excellent drainage and low water. A plus for some winter time color. Hummingbirds like the flowers.