Grevillea chrysophaea

Golden Grevillea

Family: Proteaceae

Grevillea chrysophaea, the Golden Grevillea, is an open shrub reaching a height of 1.5 metres with a similar spread.

Young growth is woolly with white hairs. Adult leaves are oblong to egg-shaped with a maximum length of 30 millimetres. Flowers are carried in clusters on short branches. Each cluster has 3 to 7 flowers. The flower colour varies from bright yellow to brownish yellow. The bright yellow flowering forms are spectacular. The flowering period extends from winter to spring. Honeyeaters are attracted to the blooms.

The Golden Grevillea has a rather fractured distribution. There are two populations both in Victoria. One is found in the Brisbane Ranges, west of Melbourne. The other is in Gippsland, northern Victoria. The two populations are nearly 300 kilometres apart.

 

In the garden

Occasional tip pruning is appreciated. Grevillea chrysophaea requires good drainage and prefers full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings that produce roots rapidly.

Other information

The species name refers to the deep yellow flowers.

 

By Warren and Gloria Sheather