Grevillea wilkinsonii: is a member of the Proteaceae family.
Grevillea wilkinsonii is a bushy shrub that may reach a height of two metres. The leaves are up to 17 centimetres long, 3 centimetres wide, margins are toothed, dark green above and silvery-white below.
The toothbrush-shaped flower-heads are an unusual purplish-pink. Flowering occurs in late spring to early summer. Both foliage and flowers are attractive features.
Grevillea wilkinsonii has proved to be very hardy in cultivation and will tolerate drought and frost. A light pruning, after flowering, will encourage new growth and abundant flowering.
Grevillea wilkinsonii is a very rare species that occurs in two small, adjacent populations on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. There are slight differences in the leaf shapes of the two populations.
Grevillea wilkinsonii could be cultivated as a “stand alone” specimen and in native shrubberies.
Grevillea wilkinsonii is becoming popular in cultivation so its future should be assured.
Propagate from cuttings.