Grevillea acerata: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a low shrub usually less than one metre tall. Young growth is light green and mature leaves are linear, green above, whitish below and with a prickly point.
Flower clusters are carried on the end of branches. Flowers are hairy and an unusual pale grey-pink and white colour. Flowering is profuse and occurs mainly between June and December. Sporadic flowering occurs at other times. Regular light pruning keeps plants bushy and blooming bounteously.
Grevillea acerata is closely related to Grevillea sphacelata and Grevillea buxifolia. It is a rare species confined to
, east of Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. Gibraltar Range National Park
Grevillea acerata prefers well drained situations in full sun or partial shade.
Propagate from cuttings.
One horticultural author states: “Grevillea acerata is not highly ornamental.” We beg to differ and feel that Grevillea acerata is an attractive, long-flowering, small shrub that would be an unusual addition to native cottage gardens. We are propagating cuttings from the illustrated plant and will scatter its progeny throughout our gardens.
The species name means lacking horns and refers to the end of the style.