One My Favourite Grafted Grevillea Standards: Grevillea ‘Green Glow’

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This post is about one of my favourite grafted grevillea standards, I actually have 2 or 3 favourites and unfortunately they are all a little hard to come by however all worth trying to find a place for in your native garden. Well actually in any garden as I think the semi formal appearance of the grafted standard lends itself to appearing in all manner of plantings even with exotics.

This is a Grevillea ‘Green Glow’ Grafted standard, the reason it is one of my favourites is its habit, it had a strong horizontal appearance as the branches tend to go wide before they weep.

They will fall and weep if left to their own devices, I tend to like to prune them so that the trunk of the grevillea is still quite visible. In the image below you can see a specimen that has been allowed to grow more freely in a larger space.

Grevillea ‘Green Glow’ flowers profusely from late Winter into early spring, with deep pinky-red toothbrush flowers that are highly attractive to nectar feeding birds.

One of the reasons I like grafted standard plants is that they are a great feature, adding hight and interest instantly.  They also allow for planting underneath and it lets you create interesting contrasts in form and foliage.

In the image above you can see how strongly horizontal the habit of Grevillea ‘Green Glow’ really is…then in the photo below it has formed more of a dome shape, making it appear more formal in an open lawn area.

Grafted Grevillea Standard ‘Green Glow’ likes a full sun to part shade position and as like most grevilleas will flower better the more sun it receives. As with most grafted standards it is best to keep it staked for the first 18-24 months, especially in ope windy areas.

Make sure the stake supports the plant al the way from the ground up through to where the graft is located right at the top, this is a weak point in the plant until it has fully established.

Grafted standard grevilleas also make excellent screening plants and will remain closely to the height at which you buy them sometimes only putting on an extra 30-40cm. So if you haven’t tried growing them they make a very rewarding show when in flower and a wonderful structural feature when not, its a win win decision 😉




24 responses to “One My Favourite Grafted Grevillea Standards: Grevillea ‘Green Glow’”

  1. Sue

    Love this Green Glow plant, how long did it take to reach the size in the pics please?
    Thanks any info.

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Sue,

      It took about 3 to 4 years to reach that size,

      Best Wishes,


  2. Eamon

    Is green glow grevillia suitable for growing in pots

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Eamon,

      Yes, Grevillea ‘Green Glow’ grafted standard would grow well in a large container, something around the size of a half wine barrel would be suitable.

      Best Wishes,


      1. Eamon

        Where can I purchase a Green Glow Grevillia

        1. Kath Gadd

          Hi Eamon,

          Whereabouts are you located? Sydney Wildflower Nursery stocks them : 95482818.



  3. Carol Dickman

    Hello, I am just clearing out a section of my garden that has previously contained perennials. I live at Rye back beach in Victoria. The soil is sandy ,but quite friable. Much improved after about 10 years of composting and mulching. The main problem I have is that from here to Point Nepean there is an underlying limestone shelf. That means my soil is is on the alkaline side of the scale. I want to plant a couple of grafted Australian Native Standards. The area is part sun with afternoon shade. What would. you suggest might do well. The block is reasonably wind sheltered. Should I wait and plant in early spring.

    Carol Dickman

    1. Paul Redmond

      Hi Carol, I also live in Rye and there are many Grevilleas that grow here. The grafted ones should be fine as most are grafted onto Grevillea robusta stock and I know these grow here as there is a very healthy one next door!

  4. Franca Lorenzin

    I live in the Casey area, where could I buy a greviellia green glow and how much roughly are they please

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Franca,

      Try they are very close to you and do grafted Grevilleas as well as other interesting native plants.

      Best Wishes,


  5. Brigid Tuohey

    Hi, I live in Torquay on the coast. I recently had a Silver Princess Gum die (not sure why as it was five years old and had been very healthy). I was thinking of replacing it with a standard grevillea green glow tree. I am worried it will not survive the strong westerlies we sometimes have here. It will be in quite an exposed area.
    I had one when I lived in Bendigo about fifteen years ago and it became my favourite plant. Such a beautiful show of flowers and the birds loved it.

  6. Rosalie Kirkaldy

    How can I obtain Green Glow ? Desperate for this wonderful specimen in Adelaide. Is it possible to post to my address?
    Look forward to your reply and solving this issue.

    Kind regards ,
    Rosalie Kirkaldy

  7. Toby Kemp

    Hi There

    I would like one of these for my Garden. Can you send them to Adelaide?

    Regards Toby

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Toby,

      Perhaps try SiBeau Nursery:
      Or Coromandel Native Nursery:

      All the best,

  8. Who in ACT and region would stock your Green Glow? And approx cost of one.

  9. Ruth Offer

    Greetings from Tenterfield NSW
    Very interested in obtaining a standard ‘Green Glow’ & ‘Lassiter’s Gold’ as features plants for our front garden. It would appear however that they are like hens teeth!
    Are you possibly in the know has to who/where we might find them?
    Appreciate your help in advance.

  10. Cate

    I have bought a number of standard lollipop grevillias and am wondering how and if to prune them.

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Cate,

      While the plants are young you can tip prune them (pinch off the end of the shoots) to encourage thicker, leafy growth. Once they become bigger/more established you can prune to them shape that you prefer. There’s no specific time of year that’s best but most grevilleas will appreciate a good prune twice a year, and will put on better flower displays if you do so.

      All the best,
      Hannah and Kath

  11. Chris

    Hi Kath,
    Yours is the only informative post I have found on Standard grevilleas! I have found a Lasseters Gold (!), I just don’t know how much space it will need to grow successfully, and how much I could trim it back without compromising it. Can you help? thanking you! Chris

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Chris,

      I would allow for above 2-3m spread. You can tip prune it when young to encourage thicker, leafy growth. Once it becomes bigger/more established you can prune to the shape that you prefer, I would take back about a third of the foliage maximum.

      Best wishes,
      Hannah and Kath

  12. Danielle

    Does anyone know where I could buy them in South East Queensland?

  13. Eileen Hauber

    We have a grevillea robusta that is only 4 metres from our septic tank. I have learned this is too close for the roots of this tree. I was going to remove the tree, however I am now wondering if the roots will be less vigorous if I use the tree to graft on a standard. The tree is well established, 4m high, with a trunk that is 15cm diameter at the bottom and 8cm diameter at eye height.

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Eileen,
      I would recommend to start again with a new plant. Sadly your tree is too big and will not be happy with being grafted. If you do end up trying it let us know how you get on.

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