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Moonlight Grevillea

Grevillea 'Moonlight'

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Moonlight Grevillea (Grevillea 'Moonlight') at Green Thumb Nursery

Moonlight Grevillea flowers

Moonlight Grevillea flowers

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Moonlight Grevillea (Grevillea 'Moonlight') at Green Thumb Nursery

Moonlight Grevillea in bloom

Moonlight Grevillea in bloom

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9a


An adaptable species that will assume an upright, airy form; grows well in most well drained soils; large, cream spidery flower clusters emerge year round and are good for cutting; finely cut, narrow ferny foliage adds great texture

Ornamental Features

Moonlight Grevillea features showy clusters of creamy white spider-like flowers at the ends of the branches from late winter to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive bluish-green foliage with gray undersides which emerges chartreuse in spring. The deeply cut ferny leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Moonlight Grevillea is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Moonlight Grevillea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Moonlight Grevillea will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features