Grevillea williamsonii: is one of
Australiaís rarest native plants. At last count only twelve plants have been found in the wild. This small, attractive plant comes from an isolated area in Victoria. Hopefully botanical exploration will discover other populations.
Grevillea williamsonii is a spreading shrub that reaches a height of about one metre. Plants have a layered, branching habit. Leaves are elliptic with a sharp point and are grey-green in colour.
Profuse flowers are carried in small, toothbrush clusters and are pale yellow ageing to orange then red. Honeyeaters are attracted to the flowers.
This small, rare, attractive Grevillea has many striking features. Its size, growth habit, leaf and flower colour make this rare species an ideal subject for rockeries and native cottage gardens.
Our plant was purchased, a few years ago, from the Yarralumla Nursery in
. This nursery is the outlet for many rare and threatened native plants. Canberra
More plants, of Grevillea williamsonii, need to be cultivated to ensure the survival of the species.
Our specimen has survived both droughts and frost whilst flowering profusely.
Propagate from cuttings.