G.Bronze_rambler.JPG (65062 bytes)Grevillea Bronze Rambler: is a member of the Proteaceae family. 

There is some confusion about the parentage of this hybrid. One set of parents is said to be Grevillea acanthifolia and Grevillea Poorinda Peter. Another set is said to be Grevillea Poorinda Peter coupled with Grevillea rivularis. 

Grevillea Bronze Rambler is a sprawling shrub with a maximum height of 30 centimetres and a maximum spread of four metres. This prostrate growth habit makes us doubt the parentage of this hybrid. 

All the supposed parents are upright shrubs. We would assume that at least one parent should have a ground covering growth habit.

Young growth is bronze to red. Hence the hybrid name. Adult leaves are deeply lobed.

Large red toothbrush flowers appear from August to March. Blooms are rich in nectar and are attractive to honeyeaters.

Grevillea Bronze Rambler prefers well-drained sites and is happy in either full sun or partial shade.

Pruning will increase foliage density and encourage bounteous blooming.

Grevillea Bronze Rambler should be planted at two metre centres for good coverage. This hybrid would be ideal for planting on embankments or other large, open areas that require foliage cover.

Grevillea Bronze Rambler could be planted with Grevillea x gaudichaudii and Grevillea Poorinda Royal Mantle. Both are also dense ground covers with large red, bird-attracting flowers.

Propagate from cuttings.