Grevillea lanigera
Common name: 
Woolly Grevillea
gre-VIL-le-a lah-NI-ge-rah
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen shrub, many branched, mounding and spreading habit, 3-6 ft (0.9-1.8 m) tall and 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m) wide, sometimes mat forming.  Leaves linear to narrowly oblong, crowded, 1-3 cm long, hairy, margin rolled (revolute), green to grayish green.  Flowers curved (spider-like), red and cream, in semi-erect clusters 6 cm wide; blooms in winter and spring.
  • Sun or partial shade.  tolerates extended wet periods.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8        Native to southeastern Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.   Hybridizes naturally with G. alpina and G. rosmarinifolia.   A number of selections are available in Australia but few are generally in commerce in the U.S.  'Coastal Gem' can be found in some California nurseries. 
  • lanigera:  wool bearing (Latin lana, wool and ger, to bear), a reference to the hairy bracts and foliage.
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