Grevillea confertifolia is a well known species and has been in cultivation for many years, particularly in Victoria. Although of a fairly restricted natural occurrence, the species is variable in growth habit and a number of forms have been selected for cultivation. It ranges from a completely prostrate habit to a small shrub reaching 1 to 2 metres high. The leaves are narrow and linear to about 45 mm long tapering to a sharp point. The flowers occur in clusters from the ends of the branches and are mauve to pink in colour. Flowering occurs in spring through to early summer.
Grampians grevillea is popular in cultivation and is best suited to areas with a dry summer climate. In more humid areas it can be difficult to maintain. It prefers sunny or semi-shaded situations in well drained soils. It withstands extended dry periods once established and is frost tolerant.
The species can be grown from seed which should be “nicked” with a sharp knife prior to sowing to improve germination. Cuttings from firm, current season’s growth usually strike reliably.
* EPBC Act = Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;
ROTAP = Rare or Threatened Australian Plants (Briggs and Leigh, 1988)
For further information refer the Australian Plants at Risk page
Photo: Murray Fagg – Australian National Botanic Gardens