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Spider Flowers (Grevillea)
Also known as : Toothbrush plant
Spider Flowers are Australasian flowering trees and shrubs. The shrubs are renowned for their needle-like or fern-like foliage and flamboyant flowers of intricate shapes, with some being fragrant. Spider Flowers are hardy, low-maintenance, and easy to grow. They attract birds and insects - including hummingbirds and pollinators.
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Perennial
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Key Facts About Spider Flowers

Attributes of Spider Flowers

Plant Height
91 cm to 6 m
Spread
1.2 m to 6 m
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Spider Flowers

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Distribution of Spider Flowers

Distribution Map of Spider Flowers

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Exploring the Spider Flowers Plants

8 most common species:
Grevillea robusta
Silky oak
Because of its prolific blossoming, which can blanket the tree canopy and provide abundant shade, the southern silky oak is a good tree for parks. Its resplendent flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Prior to the invention of aluminum, its wood, which is resistant to wood rot, was frequently used for external window joinery.
Grevillea banksii
Red silky oak
Red silky oak (Grevillea banksii) is a tropical shrub or small tree that will grow from 6 to 9 m tall with a 4.5 to 6 m spread. It blooms in spring with bright red flowers that have a feathery or spidery appearance. It has been commonly referred to as the Spider flower as well as the red silky oak, which means feather flower. It is an invasive plant that is considered a noxious weed and will multiply rapidly.
Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Rosemary grevillea
Rosemary grevillea (Grevillea rosmarinifolia) is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub or tree that is native to Australia but is popularly cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world. It earns its scientific specific epithet from its slender, dense, and rigid leaves that resemble the herb rosemary, although the two plants are not related.
Grevillea lanigera
Woolly grevillea
Woolly grevillea (Grevillea lanigera) is a hardy shrub native to Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. It is tolerant of various soil types and can grow upward or prostrate along the ground. Its low maintenance requirements and willingness to bloom year-round make it roundly admired by gardeners.
Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'
Peaches and cream grevillea
Peaches and cream grevillea is an evergreen Spider flower named for its two-tone flowers which grow in a splendid 15 cm-long cone with a cream-colored tip and a peach-hued base. The flowers of the new world native parent plant are typically red in color.
Grevillea 'Long John'
Grevilleas 'Long John'
Grevilleas 'Long John' is a member of the Australasian native Grevillea genus with distinctive fuschia pink flowers. It is known as a long John because it grows taller than is typical of Grevilleas. It is an upright shrub that can reach heights of 3.5 m and spread just as wide
Grevillea juniperina
Prickly spider flower
Distribution for the prickly spider flower is not widespread and it is predominately found in Sydney regions. Flowering does not run on a strict seasonal schedule and the blooms are a great pollination source for wildlife. Prickly spider flower is a threatened species due to fire, degradation, invasive plant species, and loss of habitat.
Grevillea juniperina 'Canberra Gem'
Juniper grevillea 'Canberra Gem'
The juniper grevillea 'Canberra Gem' has an obscure history, as its precise parentage is unknown, though there are guesses. This cultivar is rounded, medium in size, and has pink flowers surrounded by fragrant, sharp leaves. Gardeners appreciate this cultivar for its ability to attract bees and its attractive appearance. The cultivar's name points to the species's origins in Australia while highlighting the bright attractiveness of this representative.

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Silky oak
Grevillea robusta
Silky oak
Because of its prolific blossoming, which can blanket the tree canopy and provide abundant shade, the southern silky oak is a good tree for parks. Its resplendent flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Prior to the invention of aluminum, its wood, which is resistant to wood rot, was frequently used for external window joinery.
Red silky oak
Grevillea banksii
Red silky oak
Red silky oak (Grevillea banksii) is a tropical shrub or small tree that will grow from 6 to 9 m tall with a 4.5 to 6 m spread. It blooms in spring with bright red flowers that have a feathery or spidery appearance. It has been commonly referred to as the Spider flower as well as the red silky oak, which means feather flower. It is an invasive plant that is considered a noxious weed and will multiply rapidly.
Rosemary grevillea
Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Rosemary grevillea
Rosemary grevillea (Grevillea rosmarinifolia) is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub or tree that is native to Australia but is popularly cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world. It earns its scientific specific epithet from its slender, dense, and rigid leaves that resemble the herb rosemary, although the two plants are not related.
Woolly grevillea
Grevillea lanigera
Woolly grevillea
Woolly grevillea (Grevillea lanigera) is a hardy shrub native to Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. It is tolerant of various soil types and can grow upward or prostrate along the ground. Its low maintenance requirements and willingness to bloom year-round make it roundly admired by gardeners.
Peaches and cream grevillea
Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'
Peaches and cream grevillea
Peaches and cream grevillea is an evergreen Spider flower named for its two-tone flowers which grow in a splendid 15 cm-long cone with a cream-colored tip and a peach-hued base. The flowers of the new world native parent plant are typically red in color.
Grevilleas 'Long John'
Grevillea 'Long John'
Grevilleas 'Long John'
Grevilleas 'Long John' is a member of the Australasian native Grevillea genus with distinctive fuschia pink flowers. It is known as a long John because it grows taller than is typical of Grevilleas. It is an upright shrub that can reach heights of 3.5 m and spread just as wide
Prickly spider flower
Grevillea juniperina
Prickly spider flower
Distribution for the prickly spider flower is not widespread and it is predominately found in Sydney regions. Flowering does not run on a strict seasonal schedule and the blooms are a great pollination source for wildlife. Prickly spider flower is a threatened species due to fire, degradation, invasive plant species, and loss of habitat.
Juniper grevillea 'Canberra Gem'
Grevillea juniperina 'Canberra Gem'
Juniper grevillea 'Canberra Gem'
The juniper grevillea 'Canberra Gem' has an obscure history, as its precise parentage is unknown, though there are guesses. This cultivar is rounded, medium in size, and has pink flowers surrounded by fragrant, sharp leaves. Gardeners appreciate this cultivar for its ability to attract bees and its attractive appearance. The cultivar's name points to the species's origins in Australia while highlighting the bright attractiveness of this representative.
Grevilleas 'Moonlight'
Grevillea 'Moonlight'
Grevilleas 'Moonlight'
Grevilleas 'Moonlight' is distinct for its ivory flowers. A cultivar of Grevillea, its name refers to the pale-moonlight color of the flowers. Gardeners love this plant for its very large flowers, which often last all year, as well as its resistance to deer, disease, and pests.
Grevilleas 'Robyn Gordon'
Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon'
Grevilleas 'Robyn Gordon'
Grevilleas 'Robyn Gordon' (Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon') is the chance hybrid of red silky oak (Grevillea banksii) and fuchsia grevillea (Grevillea bipinnatifida). it is named after the daughter of the founder, David Gordon. These plants have attractive red foliage and are easy to care for. However, grevilleas 'Robyn Gordon' is known to cause skin irritation and should be planted in a secluded area away from foot traffic.
Red spider flower
Grevillea speciosa
Red spider flower
Bright red and pink flowers that make a spider-like appearance are what gives red spider flower its name. This nectar-producing evergreen shrub grows up to 3 m tall while each “spider-leg” grows up to 4 cm long. They prefer to start blooming in late winter but some Red spider plants will bloom throughout other seasons when it is healthy.
Golden grevillea
Grevillea chrysophaea
Golden grevillea
Golden grevillea are Australasian flowering trees and shrubs. The shrubs are renowned for their needle-like or fern-like foliage and flamboyant flowers of intricate shapes, with some being fragrant. Golden grevillea are hardy, low-maintenance, and easy to grow. They attract birds and insects - including hummingbirds and pollinators.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Grevillea
Also known as: Toothbrush plant
Spider Flowers are Australasian flowering trees and shrubs. The shrubs are renowned for their needle-like or fern-like foliage and flamboyant flowers of intricate shapes, with some being fragrant. Spider Flowers are hardy, low-maintenance, and easy to grow. They attract birds and insects - including hummingbirds and pollinators.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree
info

Key Facts About Spider Flowers

Attributes of Spider Flowers

Plant Height
91 cm to 6 m
Spread
1.2 m to 6 m
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Spider Flowers

distribution

Distribution of Spider Flowers

Distribution Map of Spider Flowers

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Spider Flowers Plants

8 most common species:
Grevillea robusta
Silky oak
Because of its prolific blossoming, which can blanket the tree canopy and provide abundant shade, the southern silky oak is a good tree for parks. Its resplendent flowers attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Prior to the invention of aluminum, its wood, which is resistant to wood rot, was frequently used for external window joinery.
Grevillea banksii
Red silky oak
Red silky oak (Grevillea banksii) is a tropical shrub or small tree that will grow from 6 to 9 m tall with a 4.5 to 6 m spread. It blooms in spring with bright red flowers that have a feathery or spidery appearance. It has been commonly referred to as the Spider flower as well as the red silky oak, which means feather flower. It is an invasive plant that is considered a noxious weed and will multiply rapidly.
Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Rosemary grevillea
Rosemary grevillea (Grevillea rosmarinifolia) is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub or tree that is native to Australia but is popularly cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens around the world. It earns its scientific specific epithet from its slender, dense, and rigid leaves that resemble the herb rosemary, although the two plants are not related.
Grevillea lanigera
Woolly grevillea
Woolly grevillea (Grevillea lanigera) is a hardy shrub native to Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. It is tolerant of various soil types and can grow upward or prostrate along the ground. Its low maintenance requirements and willingness to bloom year-round make it roundly admired by gardeners.
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All Species of Spider Flowers

popular genus

More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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