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Grevillea nudiflora

It is an adaptable, hardy plant which, once established, can tolerate extended dry periods and frosts. It prefers a full sun to dappled shade position in well-drained soil. As you can see, it looks beautiful cascading over a retaining wall and also works well in rockeries or large hanging baskets. Most good native nurseries will have at least one form for sale.

Scientific nameGrevillea nudiflora C.F.Meisner

Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, later the Royal Horticultural Society.

Species: From Latin, nudus, naked; and flos, flower. Referring to the flowers which drop their bracts soon after the buds begin to expand.

DistributionOccurs in southern Western Australia from Cape Arid to near Albany.
Native habitatA range of habitats from open woodland to heath in a variety of soils.
DescriptionA prostrate to low shrub. There are a number of forms with different leaf shapes. This form also has small bright red and yellow flowers which grow on long, leafless stems around the circumference of the plant.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers can be yellow, red or pink, usually in winter to spring but can also flower sporadically.
Location in gardenIn Bed 14c on the Connections Garden and also in the dry stone wall beds in the Banksia Garden.
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