Grevillea leucopteris “White Socks” graftedCommonly know as: Old Socks, White Socks, White Plume Grevillea
- Pot Sizes: 200 mm
- Growth Habitat: LS
- Flowering Times: Mid WIN/SPR/SUM
Grevillea “White Socks” is a beautiful large garden shrub, with a most prolific display of large scented, odoriferous ivory white flowers held high above the foliage on tall leafless canes. The flowers are particularly fragrant in the evenings. It grows up to 5 metres in height and comes from the south-west of WA.
Grevillea “White Socks” flowers on mass from spring into summer. It looks great as a specimen shrub, planted as a group, or mixed amongst other garden plants. Grevillea “White Socks” is a wonderful habitat plant, with honeyeaters and native bees swarming to this delightful plant thought out the flowering seasons. The lovely soft silver/grey foliage is an added bonus on the occasion that the plant is not in flower.
Grevillea “White Socks” grows and flowers best in a well drained soil in a full sun position. If the soil is poorly drained a raised garden bed is recommended.
Grevillea “White Socks” is a hardy plant tolerating extended dry periods and heavy frost. After establishment in the ground, Grevillea “White Socks” requires no additional watering. Grevillea “White Socks” is grafted onto a hardy rootstock for added vigour. As with all grafted plants, any shoots coming from below the graft union should be cut back flush with the stem.