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Grevillea tetragonoloba

This form has fine dense foliage and the rich red toothbrush flowers are extremely attractive to birds. It is not common in the nursery trade, but it is well-worth pursuing through specialist nurseries.

Scientific nameGrevillea tetragonoloba Meisn.
FamilyProteaceae
Etymology

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

Species: From the Greek, tetra, four; gonia, an angle; lobus, lobe. In reference to the cross-sectional shape of the leaf lobes.

DistributionThis is the blunt-leaved form of the species which is restricted to the Bremer Bay area of south-western Western Australia.
Native habitatOccurs in mallee heath, tall shrubland and open eucalypt woodland on well-drained soil.
DescriptionSpreading shrub, 2.5 m x 2.5 m.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers spring to autumn, but some flowers appear all year.
Location in gardenPlanted in Bed 103 in the Big Idea Garden and in Beds 163,165 and 167 in the Banksia Garden.
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