G.laurifolia.JPG (54777 bytes)Grevillea laurifolia: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a vigorous ground cover. Leaves are entire and elliptical in shape. New growth is reddish. The flowers are toothbrush-shaped, red and appear profusely in winter and spring. Honeyeaters flock to the flowers. Tip prune occasionally to promote dense, carpet-like growth.
Grevillea laurifolia will cover large areas and could be grown on embankments or as living mulch in native garden beds.
Grevillea laurifolia is found in the upper Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. We have seen the species growing in large numbers along the road between Mount Victoria and Bell, a village in the Blue Mountains.
This species is one of the parents of Grevillea Gaudichaudii, a naturally occurring hybrid. The other parent is Grevillea acanthifolia.
Grevillea laurifolia is also one of the parents of the well-known hybrid Grevillea Poorinda Royal Mantle.
Propagate from cuttings.