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

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 😉



17 replies on “One My Favourite Grafted Grevillea Standards: Grevillea ‘Green Glow’”

  1. Sue on

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

    • Kath Gadd on

      Hi Sue,

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

      Best Wishes,


    • Kath Gadd on

      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,


        • Kath Gadd on

          Hi Eamon,

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



  2. Carol Dickman on

    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

    • Paul Redmond on

      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!

  3. Franca Lorenzin on

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

  4. Brigid Tuohey on

    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.

  5. Rosalie Kirkaldy on

    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

  6. Toby Kemp on

    Hi There

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

    Regards Toby

  7. Ruth Offer on

    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.

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