Grevillea repens 'Mt. Slide form'

Creeping Grevillea

Trailing or matting shrub with reddish new growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate x 2-3 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesOblong to egg-shaped dark green leaves, 1.5-8 cm x 1.5-4 cm, paler below with few wavy hairs, base cut squarely, tip blunt, spiny teeth along margins.
  • Flower colourRed. Light green or grey at base
  • Flowering timeOctober to February.
  • FlowersFlowers in terminal or axillary toothbrush-like clusters to 7 cm x 2.5 cm. Flowerhead stalk erect or curved down. Flowers and flower stalks have glandular hairs.
  • Bird attractingNectar
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained clay loam soils in drier heathy forests. Frost tolerant. Semi-shade to dappled shade. Limited to a small area within the Shire. Endemic to Victoria.
  • Garden useAttractive ground cover for shady dry gardens. Grow on embankments or under established trees. Can be used to weep over the edge of large planters.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Very localised, but common, in 2 areas of the Shire. Endemic to Victoria.
  • Related speciesThis form differs in the straight leaf bases, both glandular and non-glandular hairs on floral parts and the red styles.
Photographer/s: 1, 2 David Blair ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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