Grevillea crithmifolia

Family: Proteaceae

Grevillea crithmifolia has two forms. One is a compact two metre tall shrub. The other is a dense ground cover with a spread of at least two metres. The groundcover form is the one most favoured by gardeners.

Light green leaves are divided at the end into three narrow segments.

In spring plants are covered with dense clusters of white or pink flowers. Honeyeaters are attracted to the flowers.

Grevillea crithmifolia is found in the southwest of Western Australia.

In the garden

Prune lightly after flowering to maintain dense foliage. A well-grown, ground covering form of Grevillea crithmifolia will form a dense, weed-suppressing carpet.

Propagation

Propagate from cuttings which may be slow to produce roots.

Other information

The species name refers the similarity of the leaves to those of the genus Crithmum, Rock Samphire.

By Warren and Gloria Sheather