Toothbrushlike red flowers and sawtoothed leaves.
Photo by San Marcos Growers.

Grevillea 'Fanfare'

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


Grevilleas are native to Australia and there are many species and hybrids that will do well in a California garden, with new varieties introduced all the time. This particular one is thought to be a hybrid between Grevillea x gaudichaudii and Grevillea longifolia. It is a low spreading plant about 1 foot tall and up to 10-15 feet wide. It is good for smothering weeds. The flowers of G. 'Austraflora Fanfare' are a deep red and they bloom winter to spring. The leaves are narrow and sawtoothed. Does best in well-drained acidic soil with full sun or partial shade.

This plant is hardy and evergreen and resistant to deer, rabbits, and gophers while attracting pollinators such as hummingbirds and benficial insects.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun
  • Partial sun

Water needs:

  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted