One of my Favourite Grevillea Groundcovers: Grevillea curviloba

I have been waiting a long time to be able to photograph Grevillea curviloba in full flower, it is a favourite of mine even when not in flower. Finally, I came across two specimens in a private garden that were both covered in blooms, and full of native bees, mind you.

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Introducing Grevillea curviloba! Hooorah! Such a useful plant, will grow in dry, light shade, has a thick and luscious spreading habit, quick growing and flowers profusely, what more could you ask for? In the image below you can see it planted as a spillover over a wall, this is about 1.5 years growth.

Small birds will shelter in its dense foliage and the insects it attracts will also bring other insectivorous birds to a garden.

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It does grow reasonable well in part shade or in dappled light which makes it a good ground cover to use as an under storey planting, especially under large Eucalypts.

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Grevillea curviloba grows naturally in southern Western Australia but is one of those species that grows happily in the Eastern States.
It can sometimes get a little bit too much height to it, if this happens just prune to the desired size.
There is a form called ‘Flat Jack’ which should stay more prostrate, it is a little prickly so avoid planting it anywhere close to pathways or where people may brush up against it.

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