G.John_Evans.JPG (40394 bytes)Grevillea John Evans: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a hybrid whose parents are said to be Grevillea baueri and a dwarf form of Grevillea rosmarinifolia.
John Evans is a compact shrub that reaches a height of 1.5 metres. Prolific clusters of red flowers are carried during winter and spring. Honeyeaters are frequent visitors to the nectar-rich flowers. This hybrid’s bird-attracting qualities are a desirable feature.
Grevillea John Evans is a very hardy shrub that will tolerate drought and is frost resistant.
This durable Grevillea would be a useful addition to a shrubbery or native hedgerow. Pruning after flowering is beneficial.
Many seedlings germinated in our previous garden that were similar in appearance to “John Evans”. At Yallaroo we have plenty of seedling Grevilleas but not many that look like “John Evans”. This is probably due to the large number of species and hybrids that we have growing. There is more opportunity for other liaisons. See: Promiscuous Grevilleas.