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Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon' (Spider flower 'Dorothy Gordon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon'

Other names

Spider flower 'Dorothy Gordon'

Genus

Grevillea Grevillea

Variety or Cultivar

'Dorothy Gordon' _ 'Dorothy Gordon' is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with deeply divided bronze-flushed, mid- to bright green leaves and, throughout the year, dense racemes of petalless, dark purple flowers with long, pale pink styles.


Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.

Flower

Pink, Dark-purple in All seasons

Foliage

Green, Flushed bronze in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Outdoors, Pruning group 1. Tolerates hard pruning or coppicing. May need restrictive pruning if grown under glass.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon' (Spider flower 'Dorothy Gordon') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Conservatory, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in neutral or acid, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Not fully hardy so needs winter protection. Under glass, grow in lime-free compost with grit in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon'

Other names

Spider flower 'Dorothy Gordon'

Genus

Grevillea Grevillea

Variety or Cultivar

'Dorothy Gordon' _ 'Dorothy Gordon' is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with deeply divided bronze-flushed, mid- to bright green leaves and, throughout the year, dense racemes of petalless, dark purple flowers with long, pale pink styles.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.


Colour

Flower

Pink, Dark-purple in All seasons

Foliage

Green, Flushed bronze in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Outdoors, Pruning group 1. Tolerates hard pruning or coppicing. May need restrictive pruning if grown under glass.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Grevillea 'Dorothy Gordon' (Spider flower 'Dorothy Gordon') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Conservatory, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in neutral or acid, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Not fully hardy so needs winter protection. Under glass, grow in lime-free compost with grit in full light.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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