Grevillea_acropogon.jpg (58246 bytes)Grevillea acropogon: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a prostrate to upright shrub that may reach a height of 1.8 metres.

The leaves are light green, lobed with a sharp point on the end of each lobe. The terminal flower heads are bright red. The blooms are rich in nectar and attract honeyeaters.

This attractive shrub could be cultivated as a foreground plant in native garden beds.

Grevillea acropogon is a very rare plant and was discovered and named in the late 1990ís. There were only 53 plants in a small area of only 0.5 hectares in south-western Western Australia. Seeds were collected from these plants and some were germinated and grown on. About 150 seedlings were planted in a new area during 2009. More plantings are to be undertaken in the future.

Our specimen was purchased from a nursery in northern New South Wales. Hopefully more gardeners will cultivate this attractive and rare Grevillea. Cultivating and planting in the wild should ensure the survival of the species.

Propagation from cultivated plants should be from cuttings.

 

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