A mature Weeping Grevillea Gaudi Chaudi showing new growth and the benefits of a spring feed

A young umbrella shaped Weeping Grevillea, the vigorous Bronze Rambler

Our favourite Weeping Grevillea, a  beautiful specimen tree, the Royal Mantle. Imagine a pair of them ,each side of your front door.

About Weeping Grevilleas


Weeping Grevilleas are beautiful, hardy plants that love the Australian summer and sun. They are perfect specimen plants for a small garden or a feature plant. Nectar feeding birds are attracted to the flowers. With a selection of Weeping Grevilleas there will be flowers all year round, and especially in spring and autumn. They are still quite rare.

Weeping Grevilleas are produced by grafting a variety of grevillea, usually a ground cover or prostrate shrub onto a Grevillea Robusta rootstock. The rootstock is a tough and hardy plant. Its roots are non invasive. The variety that is grafted then gives the Weeping Grevillea its features (flower type, colour and growing habit) and the features are fully appreciated because of the elevated position.

Weeping Grevilleas are fine for a small garden because of their controlled size and habit. They are flourish in a pot. They are a great feature plant in a large garden. They thrive in a wide range of conditions, are drought tolerant and frost hardy.

There are many different flower colours and different flowering periods.

Weeping Grevilleas are sold in 300mmpots. They are avaiable from 1metre in height to 2 metre. Around 1.5 metres is the most common. The graft determines the height of the plant;they grow down not up! There are around 40 different varieties produced each summer and available year round.

Here is a great range of flowercolours and foliage shades and shapes

There are literally hundreds of different grevilleas that grow in all parts of Australia. They include ground covers, low growing shrubs, screening shrubs and even trees that can grow to more than 20 meters in height.

Growth Habits of Weeping Grevilleas

The growing habit of the different Weeping grevilleas does vary a little. It depends on the grafted plant (scion). We describe them as follows
  • Cascading habit
  • Umbrella shape
  • Topiary

Cascading Habit

The branches have anatural tendency grow downwards quite easily. It produces a beautiful weeping effect. We call it the "Cousin Ick" look ! A good selection if your space is limited. You might like to keep your plant at a particular height above the ground, as a skirt effect, or let it reach the ground and just give it a once or twice a year prune.

Examples are Royal Mantle, Nudiflora, Bedspread, Sunkissed Waters, Gaudi Chaudi, Nana, Aussie Crawl

Umbrella Shape

The branches are somewhat more self supporting and will grow horizontally quite readily. The plant might occupy a bigger space but can of course be pruned to size. This is a good selection if you would like to plant under or around the Weeping Grevillea. We plant annual bulbs under ours! Pruning to shape and size will be rewarding,
Examples are Bronze Rambler, Wakiti Gem, Fanfare,

Topiary

This is really a low growing shrub but grafted to grow above the ground. Mature plants may take on the effect of a cascading plant as the branches and particularly the flowers weigh it down. Prune to your desired shape
Examples include Bipinnitafida (fine leaf or broad leaf), Pink Plurijuga, Purple Haze, Jumping Jack