Greyia Species, Natal Bottlebrush, Transvaal Bottlebrush, Wild Bottlebrush, Woolly Bottlebrush

Greyia radlkoferi

Family: Greyiaceae
Genus: Greyia (GRAY-yuh) (Info)
Species: radlkoferi (rad-el-KO-fer-ee) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 1, 2009, MTVineman from Glenwood, MN (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grow Greyia Radlkoferi as a houseplant here in Montana. It does get to go outside for the summer though and responds to this action with a nice growth spurt. I would highly recommend this as an excellent houseplant. It is not difficult to care for and is a very beautiful specimen with or without the blooms, although when in bloom it is spectacular! The leaves are somewhat rounded and scalloped and are quite furry. This plant likes to be misted constantly as in it's native habitat in Africa it grows in wet ravines and river/stream sides where it gets misted from waterfalls etc. It seems to like partial shade in my area with at least some direct sun. Morning sun is probably best. When I take it out for the summer and it is having it's growth spurt, the leaves emit a heavy and intoxicating ... read more

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