Broadleaf evergreen shrub that grows to about 3 ft high. Leaves to 2″-3″, ovate, holly-like, prickly toothed and undulate margin, hairy below. Flowers appear in winter and spring on terminal or short lateral branches, in one-sided clusters (racemes). This shape is typical of what are called “toothbrush” grevilleas. Flower color is red.
Pronunciation: grev-ILL-ee-uh a-kwi-FO-li-um
Species Meaning: a reference to the resemblance of the leaves to the holly, Ilex aquifolium
Grevillea aquifolium is native to Southern Australia.
Best suited to climates with a dry summer. It resents humidity and can be unreliable in coastal areas of New South Wales and Queensland. Well drained soils in a sunny or semi-shaded situation. It withstands extended dry periods once established and is tolerant of at least moderate frosts.
2/16/21 4 cuttings – 2 treated with Clonex and 2 with Hormodin 3. On heat and mist.
4/10/21 All 4 cuttings rooted and potted up.
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Plant ID: C2108
Found in Greenhouse,
Cuttings on heat and mist.