Grevillea lanigera ‘Mount Tamboritha’
One of the most popular prostrate Grevilleas around. Low growing and spreading with lovely pale pink spider flowers. Copes with frost and drought.
Water in well when planting, using a weak seaweed solution is beneficial. Do follow up watering (not if raining) for the next 6 weeks to allow for ideal growing conditions. You want the plant to get established and for the roots to grow well. Hot dry windy conditions may require extra watering. Once well established, Mount Tamboritha can survive extended dry periods, but will grow and flower better with the occasional good soak.
Light and Location
Usually prefers full sun, but can take some shade. A minimum of 6 hours full sun is preferable.
Pick your site well. An established grevillea will not move well – not at all…
Can take a reasonable frost. Prefers low to moderate humidity only, foliage underneath my turn black in humid conditions.
Use a native fertiliser in spring and late summer, water in well.
• Tip prune to keep dense. If a more major prune is required, prune in October.
• Mulching is very beneficial for grevilleas. They like the moisture retaining qualities and the additional organic material supplied to the soil as it breaks down. Keep away from the stem of the plant to avoid any chance of collar rot.
Pests and Diseases
• Generally pest and disease free
• Can suffer root rot in heavy clay soils. Ideally plant on a slope so drainage is OK or use raised beds. If your grevillea suddenly looks sick, rapidly loses leaves and dies – it is probably root rot, and there is no coming back from it.
• Grevilleas attract a lot of birds. Some sip the nectar and others feast on the nectar feeding insects, and at the same time clean up other damaging insects.