Grevillea Mt Brockman

funnelweb(NSW Aust)January 18, 2014

I know, I've shown this Grevillea, Mt Brockman (a grafted specimen), before but it's now starting to come into full flower and is looking magnificent. if folks have seen it before well, here it is again.

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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Never too much of a good thing. :>)
It really looks lovely...

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 7:14AM
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tropicbreezent

They look very nice. I see a lot of them out bush (not grafted though, LOL).

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 12:33AM
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funnelweb(NSW Aust)

Given that it's an Aussie native, where in the bush do you see them, tropicbreezent?

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    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 3:32AM
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tropicbreezent

Mainly on/around the Arnhem Land Plateau. Mt Brockman is an outlier of the Plateau. It's predominantely sandstone, similar formation to what you have from around Newcastle down to Nowra.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 7:59PM
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funnelweb(NSW Aust)

Yes, it is a Northern Territory native (G. Formosa). Mine's been growing happily as a grafted specimen since 2003 - I understand it performs best away from its natural habitat as a grafted tree, the rootstock being G. Robusta.

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    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 2:57AM
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tropicbreezent

Colder wetter soil would rot the roots, whereas G. robusta is used to that. It's good that that graft takes well.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 1:19AM
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funnelweb(NSW Aust)

Your 'My Page', Tropicb.... suggests you're in the U.S. Are you? Or are you in the N.T.? Or some other part of Aus.? No need to be too specific.

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    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 3:28AM
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