Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Grevillea nudiflora

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - May

Common name -
Scientific name Grevillea nudiflora C.F.Meisner
Family  Proteaceae

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

Species: From Latin, nudus, naked; and flos, flower. Referring to the flowers which drop their bracts soon after the buds begin to expand.

Distribution Occurs in southern Western Australia from Cape Arid to near Albany.
Native habitat A range of habitats from open woodland to heath in a variety of soils.

A prostrate to low shrub. There are a number of forms with different leaf shapes. This form also has small bright red and yellow flowers which grow on long, leafless stems around the circumference of the plant.

Flowering/fruiting Flowers can be yellow, red or pink, usually in winter to spring but can also flower sporadically.

Location in Garden

In Bed 14c on the Connections Garden and also in the dry stone wall beds in the Banksia Garden.


It is an adaptable, hardy plant which, once established, can tolerate extended dry periods and frosts. It prefers a full sun to dappled shade position in well-drained soil. As you can see, it looks beautiful cascading over a retaining wall and also works well in rockeries or large hanging baskets. Most good native nurseries will have at least one form for sale.



Grevillea nudiflora

Grevillea nudiflora

Grevillea nudiflora