I’ve had great success with grevillea in my garden- almost too much success. The full sun and slopes with great drainage make for ideal homes for these unique and beautiful plants. I tend to favor allowing my plants to grow as nature intended which has resulted in some pretty amazing specimens. At one point my Grevillea ‘Molongolo’ had reached about 8×10 ft (a modest estimate) and was smothering a large portion of my front garden. After doing spring clean up and discovering just what it was smothering, I decided it needed a massive haircut and chopped it back hard.
G. ‘Molongolo’ took it like a champ and still provided a flush of stunning apricot flowers for me to drool over! For those of you interested in this plant, I would suggest two things: 1.find a nice hillside for it to trail down and spread 2. Give it PLENTY of room to grow into. It only took about 4 year to reach a pretty massive size.
Credit for this plant goes fellow blogger, Matthew The Lents Farmer who quickly realized it needed space to roam!
Hopefully the rain will subside so I can discover tomorrow’s plant of the day!