G.olivacea.JPG (39428 bytes)Grevillea olivacea:  is a member of the Proteaceae family and is known as the Olive Grevillea.

Grevillea olivacea is a tall, spreading shrub that may reach a height of five metres. The leaves are narrow-elliptical to oblanceolate in shape. There may be one or two small lobes near tips of the leaves. Leaves are up to 50 millimetres long with turned-down margins. The undersides are silvery with a coating of hairs,

The flowers clusters are carried either terminally, in leaf axils or sometimes on older wood. Blooms are apricot-pink with red styles, appear in winter and spring and attract honeyeaters. Foliage and flowers are attractive features.

Grevillea olivacea is a native of Western Australia and is classified as a rare species with limited distribution. Populations are protected in National Parks.

The Olive Grevillea could be cultivated in native shrubberies.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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