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Red silky oak grevillea
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Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

The feathery green leaves of this drought-tolerant evergreen shrub contrast with its dark-red flowers. Grows in full sun.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Protect

        Protect plant when temperatures dip below freezing.

  • February
    • Protect

        Protect plant when temperatures dip below freezing.

  • March
    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy grevillea when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Fertilize

        Fertilize with a dilute solution of a fertilizer low in phosphorus, as high levels of this mineral in the soil can kill the plant.

    • Prune

        Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy grevillea when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Prune

        Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • June
    • Buy

        Buy grevillea when in bloom.

    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Prune

        Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • July
    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Water

        Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • August
    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Water

        Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • September
    • Plant

        Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

    • Water

        Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

    • Transplant

        Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

  • October
    • November
      • December
        • Winter
          • Spring
            • Summer
              • Fall
                • Buy

                  When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                  •  Dec
                  • April

                    Buy grevillea when in bloom.

                  • May

                    Buy grevillea when in bloom.

                  • June

                    Buy grevillea when in bloom.

                • Plant

                  When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                  •  Dec
                  • March

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • April

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • May

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • June

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • July

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • August

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                  • September

                    Plant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil. Avoid planting in soil high in salts, as this can kill the plant.

                • Sow Seeds

                  When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                  • Fertilize

                    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                    • April

                      Fertilize with a dilute solution of a fertilizer low in phosphorus, as high levels of this mineral in the soil can kill the plant.

                  • Water

                    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
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                    • July

                      Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

                    • August

                      Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

                    • September

                      Water every three to four weeks. Plant is drought tolerant and responds poorly to excessive watering.

                  • Prune

                    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  May
                    •  Jun
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • April

                      Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

                    • May

                      Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

                    • June

                      Prune after flowering to initiate new growth and blooming.

                  • Mulch

                    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                    • Protect

                      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                      • January

                        Protect plant when temperatures dip below freezing.

                      • February

                        Protect plant when temperatures dip below freezing.

                    • Pest/Disease Inspection

                      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                      •  Jan
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                      • Treat for Pest/Disease

                        How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                        •  Jan
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                        •  Dec
                        • Transplant

                          When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                          •  Dec
                          • March

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • April

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • May

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • June

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • July

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • August

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                          • September

                            Transplant when grevillea is actively growing in well-draining soil.

                        • Propagate

                          When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                          • Harvest

                            When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                            • Special requirements

                              Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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