Grevillea ‘Austraflora Canterbury Gold’

Family: Proteaceae

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Canterbury Gold’ is said to be a hybrid between G. juniperina (prostrate yellow form) and a variety of G. victoriae. The hybrid was developed by Austraflora Nursery, Victoria. The hybrid arose in a garden in Canterbury Road, Blackburn, Victoria in 1971 (hence the hybrid name) and was registered in the late 1970s.

G. ‘Austraflora Canterbury Gold’ is a low growing shrub. In our cold climate garden plants reach a height of about 1.5 metres with a similar spread.

The lanceolate leaves are about 40 millimetres long with a grey-green colour. The large, nectar-rich flower clusters are yellow to gold in colour.

Plants become covered in flowers from late winter through spring. Our plants usually carry a few flowers at other times. 

In the garden

Grevillea ‘Austraflora Canterbury Gold’ has proved to be very hardy, drought and frost tolerant with eye catching, bird attracting flowers. Many of our specimens are well over ten years old. Tip prune occasionally to keep plants compact.

Unfortunately, this hybrid appears to have gone out of “horticultural fashion”. We rarely see plants for sale in nurseries.

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By Warren and Gloria Sheather