G.Honey_Gem.JPG (45634 bytes)Grevillea Honey Gem: is a hybrid whose parents are said to be Grevillea pteridifolia and Grevillea banksii. Grevillea Honey Gem will reach a height of 3 to 6 metres in tropical or sub-tropical regions. We grow Grevillea Honey gem in a sheltered position near our house. In our cold climate this hybrid is prone to frost damage and their height is somewhat reduced. Our specimens only reach a height of two metres. Although their height is shortened our specimens flower profusely.
Grevillea Honey Gem has lobed leaves that are dark green above and silvery-grey beneath. The flowers are carried in clusters that may be up to 16 centimetres long. Flowers are apricot coloured and sometimes tinged with red. The flowers bulge at the seams with nectar. Birds and many insects are constant visitors to the flowers. July to December is the main flowering period and our specimens carry a few flowers at other times. We are extremely impressed by the flowers of this beautiful hybrid.
Propagation must be from cuttings in order to maintain this hybridís desirable characteristics.