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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Sheal, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Sheal

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    • Sheal

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      Thanks for the quick response @BeeHappy. Yes, you're right it's Grevillea :thumbsup: I think the one in my photo's is Grevillea 'Canberra Gem' :)
       
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        @Sheal its very pretty, they say they can be dwarf or tall like yours appears to be :smile: - nice shrub for the pollinators too:thumbsup: so one to pop in my ever increasing :whistle: "Oooo yes please folder" :heehee:
         
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          If you take a look at Burncoose Nurseries @BeeHappy, they have about half a dozen different ones. I spotted my one above in a castle grounds a lot further north than where I live so it's hardy and perfect for my garden. I think it was between 12/15ft tall with a good spread. :)
           
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            Thanks for that info @Sheal really good to know it's hardy for you and further north as it gets pretty low temps here too :oops:
             
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              really pretty.
               
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                Sheal,, Burncoose is not too far from me and, yes, they have a huge range of plants, shrubs, trees mostly now on their website but often available if requested. Always an entertaining, eye opening experience to walk around the nursery :)
                 
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                  Canberra gem died on me during one of the cold winters in the 90s after doing well for a number of years.
                  It is very easy from semi ripe cuttings.:smile:
                   
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                    I planted mine 5 years ago and I have to cut back parts of it every year as it grows fairly fast , it seems to flower for most of the year and here it has taken a few -7cs the last two winters with no damage at all. It is full of buds again.
                     
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                      From one end of the country to the other @Verdun. :) I may well be making an online visit for this plant in the not to distant future as I have the ideal spot for it.

                      I think it's hardy down to -10C @pete, but I suppose if the winter is particularly long or harsh then quite a number of plants succumb. I'll risk it!

                      Thanks for the info @strongylodon, the area I have planned for it will give it free rein apart from the occasional trim.
                       
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                        Grevilleas grow down here very well but Olympic Flame is a beauty. I have always considered it the hardiest variety :)
                        As with most long flowering plants it is likely to suffer and die suddenly so a lifespan of 5 years. As already said, cuttings to replace.
                        As dry as possible, as warm as possible and in a well drained acid soil :)
                        If in doubt I would fleece it Sheal esp in first year
                         
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                          I like 'Olympic Flame' @Verdun but it's to small. I want it to disguise my neighbours old shed that backs onto my boundary. :)

                          I've got the dry-ish, warm could be difficult this far north - although it will be sheltered, and I have no idea at the moment what my soil is. I'll be finding that out tomorrow. :biggrin: The Grevillea I photographed was 50 miles north of where I live, so it must be pretty hardy. :)

                          I don't fleece anything and never have, if it can't survive in my garden without being pampered then it shouldn't be there, but I will give it a go and see whether it survives or not. :)
                           
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                            Olympic Flame can be seen in our local (Truro) hospital grounds. Pretty big all round.
                            If its wanted to permanently disguise your neighbour's shed any grevillea is likely to die within a few years at best. Its the prolonged severe cold that does it. Maybe something else? A Rowan? :)
                             
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                              Oooh, I like that....... now where can I fit one of them in :scratch:
                               
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