An evergreen tree or shrub bearing conspicuous flowers that lack petals, most kinds of which are native to Australia.
- Genus Grevillea, family Proteaceae.
- Acacias, grevilleas and melaleucas need careful annual pruning to keep them busy and attractive and should be replaced when they are no longer so.
- Native plants with needle-like leaves or those with a small surface area such as many callistemons, grevilleas and hakeas are also reliable in heat.
- It grows to over 1.5m but should, like all grevilleas, be pruned back to prevent it from becoming straggly.
Modern Latin, named after Charles F. Greville (1749–1809), Scottish horticulturalist.
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