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Grevillea wickhamii subsp. aprica

This showy grevillea is ideal for the tropical and subtropical gardens, although it flowers as far south as Sydney. It has attractive blue-grey foliage and bright red-orange, pendulous flowers which are loved by honeyeaters.

It requires a full sun position in the garden, with very good drainage and good air circulation. 

The voyage of the Beagle provided Darwin with information that contributed to his book, The Origin of Species, which first outlined the concept of evolution.

Common nameWickham's grevillea
Scientific nameGrevillea wickhamii subsp. aprica McGill
FamilyProteaceae
Etymology

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

Species: After John Wickham who was First Lieutenant on Charles Darwin’s ship, the Beagle; from Latin, apricus, warmed by sunshine, a reference to flower colour and habitat.

DistributionOccurring naturally across the tropical north and central regions of Australia.
Native habitatOccurs on open hillsides or ridges, on open spinifex plain and near creek lines.
DescriptionAn erect shrub or small tree to 6 metres.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers autumn to winter.
Location in gardenYou can see it growing in Bed 14c in the Connections Garden.
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