G.Old_Gold.JPG (33234 bytes)Grevillea Old Gold: is a popular hybrid whose parents are said to be Grevillea ilicifolia and a yellow-flowered form of Grevillea juniperina. Grevillea Old Gold was originally introduced by the Austraflora nursery in Melbourne .
Grevillea Old Gold is a dwarf, spreading shrub with arching branches. The prickly leaves have from two to five lobes and are dark green. New growth is yellow-gold (hence the name).
The flowers are carried in erect clusters and are yellowish with pink styles that age to apricot. The main flowering period is in late winter and spring. There is another flush of flowers in late summer and autumn. The blooms are an unusual colour. Honeyeaters enjoy visiting the flowers. Prune lightly after flowering. Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.
Grevillea Old Gold is an ideal plant for native cottage gardens, rockeries and as a foreground plant in native garden beds.
Propagation must be from cuttings to preserve this hybridís characteristics.