Grevillea arenaria: is a member of the Proteaceae family in company with the Banksias and Hakeas.Plants
There are two subspecies of this attractive Grevillea. Botanically the differences are mainly in the leaf surface and leaf size. Horticulturally we regard the two subspecies as being identical.
Grevillea arenaria is a medium to tall shrub that reaches a height between three to four metres. The leaves are light green, soft and have a velvety feel. The flowers may be pink, red or orange with a green or yellow base. The flowers are usually hidden by the foliage but are sought out by honeyeaters. Birds have nested in one of our tall Grevillea arenaria. The foliage is the most attractive feature of the species.
Grevillea arenaria is a very durable native plant. Some of our specimens are at least ten years old and have survived and thrived with a minimum of artificial watering.
Our specimens appear to produce plenty of seed going on the number of seedlings that come up in our gardens.
The soft foliage could be used as filler in cut flower arrangements.
Our original specimens were grown from cuttings collected from a plant near Goulburn in southern
. This means that our plants are Grevillea arenaria subsp arenaria. The other subspecies (canescens) comes from mid-western New South Wales . New South Wales
Propagate from seed or cuttings.