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grevillea

(ɡrəˈvɪljə)
n
(Plants) any of a large variety of evergreen trees and shrubs that comprise the genus Grevillea, native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Caledonia: family Proteaceae
[named after C. F. Greville (1749–1809), a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society]
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Noun1.grevillea - any shrub or tree of the genus Grevilleagrevillea - any shrub or tree of the genus Grevillea
genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
silk oak - any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Also included are dense plantings of low-water Australian natives such as weeping acacia trees, cone-flowered banksias, and hummingbird-magnet grevilleas that thrive in the Bay Area.
The campus has a variety of plants including eucalypts and grevilleas. Eucalyptus species include E.
Iris, geums, potentillas, roses, libertia and grevilleas all feature, some easily grown.
Iris, geums, potentillas, roses, libertia and grevilleas all feature, some of which can be easily grown in this country.
The site was sensitive due to priority listed flora including grasses and grevilleas that generally only occur on the target iron formations.
My study of the holly grevilleas is just one example of evolution-related research currently being conducted in the Systematics Laboratory in the School of Botany at The University of Melbourne.
Some farmers are undertaking high intensity revegetation with eucalypts and casuarinas, with an understorey of acacias and grevilleas, while others are revegetating on a smaller scale, or not at all.
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs.
The Australian native is drought tolerant, and because it's smaller than many other grevilleas, it shines as a hedge or in containers.
In a bid to preserve wild macadamia varieties (relatives of banksias, grevilleas and hakeas) `gene banks' or plantations have been established at three sites: Caboolture and Tiaro in Queensland, and Alstonville in New South Wales.
Wander on a self-guided tour among banksias, grevilleas, proteas, and other plants from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, many of which are low-water growers.
Timber, especially hardwood, is always in short supply, so around his farm's boundary he has planted grevilleas and eucalyptus trees.