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The plant leaves resemble rosemary while spirally arranged inflorescences flowers resemble something like brightly colored spiders, hence its common name. A native of New South Wales, Australia, it was first described by English botanist Allan Cunningham while on expedition in New South Wales. Grevillea is both frost and drought tolerant and adaptive to different soil types which makes it perfect for gardens and low water landscaping. Nectar rich flowers appear from winter to spring and attract a variety of insects and birds. It prefers full sun.
If you live in the Santa Clarita, CA area I suggest taking a day trip to see this plant and many more drought tolerant plants.
The Castaic Lake Water Agency Conservatory Garden
Address: 27234 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Phone: (661) 297-1600