Common name: none

Family: PROTEACEAE

Grevillea pimeleoides. Photo: D.Blumer.View image slideshow

Origin of Scientific Name

Grevillea - after Charles Francis Greville (1749 - 1809), one of the founders of the Horticultural Society, now the Royal Horticultural Society.

pimeleoides – Genus Pimelea, (Greek) - oides – like, referring to similarities in habit and foliage to Pimelea argentea.

Description

This interesting plant is not your typical looking Grevillea, hence its species name of pimeleoides. This erect shrub has attractive bright green leaves covered in fine hairs that go papery with age.  

From winter to spring, bright yellow flowers appear in clusters among the leaves, making this plant a wonderful addition to the home garden. The flowers change in colour as they get older becoming darker and sometimes with tinges of red. 

Grevillea pimeleoides occurs naturally in the Jarrah and Marri forests of the Darling Range east and southeast of Perth in gravelly or clay loam. It is classed as a Priority 4 species due to its restricted distribution and small populations.

Horticultural tips

  • Propagates easily from seed if nicked prior to planting.  
  • Prefers a sunny to semi-shaded well drained site but can tolerate wet conditions and some frosts. 
  • Light tip pruning during establishment will help develop a dense form. 
  • Requires summer watering at roots.
  • Suitable for growing under the canopy of mature eucalyptus trees. 

For more horticultural tips view our Plant Notes section.

View in Kings Park

Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden to see Grevillea pimeleoides within the Conservation Garden in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

Want more information?

Refer to the profile for this plant on the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' FloraBase online herbarium.

Grevillea pimeleoides in Kings Park. Photo: D. Blumer. Grevillea pimeleoides in bloom. Photo: D. Blumer.

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