Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen, ground cover or shrub, highly variable, prostrate to erect, 3 ft (0.9 m) high. Leaves to 7 cm, ovate, holly-like, prickly toothed and undulate margin, hairy below. Flowers appear in spring on terminal or short lateral branches, in one-sided clusters (racemes), this shape is typical of what of the so-called "toothbrush" grevilleas, flower color is red or occasionally yellowish-green.
- Sun to part shade, well-drained soil, best suited to dry summer climates.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8? Native to Australia, endemic to South Australia and Victoria.
- aquifolium: a reference to the resemblance of the leaves to those of English holly, Ilex aquifolium.