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Grevillea hybrida Fire Cracker

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Wantirna
B10
Size: 20cm
Available: 5
$/Unit (EX GST): $12.08 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $13.28 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Grevillea hybrida Fire Cracker Spider Flower, Toothbrush Plant,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like, Spreading

Description:
Grevillea Fire Cracker exhibits a spectacular explosion of red and orange flowers, which are highlighted against soft to touch small evergreen foliage. One of the great benefits of this plant is that it flowers heaviest throughout the colder months from April to October (depending on location), when much of the rest of the garden is in dormancy. The plant is bound to brighten up any garden in winter. Fire Cracker is an extremely tough plant, growing in areas which receive winter frosts right through to hot summers. With this degree of versatility, the plant is undoubtedly a tried and true performer for both home gardeners and public landscapes alike. Grows approx 40cm tall x 80cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Extremely hardy in most soil types which are well draining. Frost and dry tolerant once established. Easy care, Fire Cracker benefits from a light pruning after flowering at the beginning of spring, to encourage a dense bushy habit. Fire Cracker should be fertilised each spring with a slow release specifically formulated ‘native’ fertiliser, according to manufacturers directions. If planted in a container, make sure you use a good quality potting mix that has been blended especially for native plants. Information and images courtesy of Plants Management Australia. CAUTION - Skin irritant.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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