Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Fanfare’

A low growing densely spreading evergreen groundcover shrub to under 1 foot tall by up to 15 feet wide. Its 7 inch long leaves, very coarsely cut in a saw tooth pattern, are a good foil to the brush-like clusters of dark red flowers that emerge from silky buds from later winter through late fall.

Photos

  • Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'

Cultivation Notes

Full sun to moderate shade. Plant in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very little during summer – quite drought tolerant once established.

Additional Information

G. gaudichaudii x G. longifolia – arose as a spontaneous seedling in the garden of Dr. Ann Warren of Warrandyte, Victoria.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21043

Found in Garden of the Giants,

Hanging over the retaining wall in the Garden of the Giants in front of the Protea.

We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Grevillea

Variety: Austraflora Fanfare

Height: <3ft

Spread: 5ft to 10ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Groundcover
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Nutrient Poor Soil
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Spring
Winter
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F

Resistant to Deer and Rabbit.

2 COMMENTS
  • Di Webster
    Reply

    Hello – I live in outer north Brisbane on an acreage property with a very long, sloped embankment (visible from the street) running alongside our driveway.
    The embankment has had some soil erosion and is covered by a chicken-wire mesh.
    At present, the embankment has bougainvillea (thorny) which we want to remove & replace with (non-thorny) planting that would be much easier & low maintenance.
    Would like planting that could be cut back with a hedge trimmer or shears (when required); is dense, spreads well across an embankment and will be low-lying.
    I was searching the the internet and came across your website and photos of Grevillea Austraflora Fanfare as a potential solution.
    Would you be willing to offer any guidance or suggestions?
    Does this plant take long to establish – is it considered fast-growing?
    Type of soil?
    Grows -well from cuttings?
    Many thanks…. Di Webster , Brisbane Qld M: 0423 139 537

  • gardener
    Reply

    One of the great things is that you probably wont need to do any pruning. Just let it grow to the spread that you want and then clip it off there – probably once a year. The main area of it will not need any attention. As for soil – the usual for anything in the Protea family – very well drained, relatively poor soils and keep away from the phosphorous. Water well for the first year to get established and then let it be unless you have a very hot, dry spell when it is young.

    I have not tried taking cuttings of it yet, so cannot comment on that. The one I purchased appears to be grafted, but not sure if that was just for convenience or speeding up getting it is saleable size.

    Good luck.

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