Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden




Grevillea tetragonoloba

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - July

Common name -
Scientific name Grevillea tetragonoloba Meisn.
Family  Proteaceae
Etymology

Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, later the Royal Horticultural Society.

Species: From the Greek, tetra, four; gonia, an angle; lobus, lobe. In reference to the cross-sectional shape of the leaf lobes.

Distribution This is the blunt-leaved form of the species which is restricted to the Bremer Bay area of south-western Western Australia. 
Native habitat Occurs in mallee heath, tall shrubland and open eucalypt woodland on well-drained soil.
Description

 Spreading shrub, 2.5 m x 2.5 m.

Flowering/fruiting Flowers spring to autumn, but some flowers appear all year.

Location in Garden

Planted in Bed 103 in the Big Idea Garden and in Beds 163,165 and 167 in the Banksia Garden.

 

This form has fine dense foliage and the rich red toothbrush flowers are extremely attractive to birds. It is not common in the nursery trade, but it is well-worth pursuing through specialist nurseries.

 

 

 

Grevillea tetragonoloba

Grevillea tetragonoloba

Grevillea tetragonoloba