Grevillea evansiana: is a member of the Proteaceae family and was previously known as a subspecies of Grevillea diffusa.
Grevillea evansiana is a low, spreading shrub that will reach a height of 1 metre with a spread of 1.5 metres.
The leaves are elliptical in shape and may be up to 3 centimetres long. The unusual flowers are carried in pendulous clusters. The blooms are dark red almost black. They appear in late winter and spring. The photograph shows two flower clusters. The upper one is less mature than the lower cluster. There is said to be a white-flowered form.
Grevillea evansiana is a native of New South Wales and is found in the Central Tablelands, west of Sydney. The species is common in Wollemi National Park.
Grevillea evansiana is an attractive small shrub with unusual flowers and could be cultivated in a native garden bed or large rockery.
We first saw Grevillea evansiana, growing in a nursery west of Sydney, many years ago. We were so taken by the plant that we took a holiday to find the species in its natural state. We were successful and found the Grevillea growing around the impounded water of Kandos Dam in Wollemi National Park. In this area the species is one of the dominant understorey shrubs.
Propagate from cuttings.