Woolly grevillea gets its name from the hairy leaves and branches which give the plant a grey colour.
It thrives in a variety of soils, provides a good groundcover, will withstand coastal exposure and will attract nectar-feeding birds.
There are many different forms of the woolly grevillea, including some that are very prostrate, such as that shown here. Flower colours range from cream or yellow through to orange, red or pink. It hybridises readily with other Grevillea species such as crimson grevillea (G. polybractea) and rosemary grevillea (G. rosmarinifolia), and some of these hybrids are being selected for the nursery.