Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Common name: 
Rosemary Grevillea
gre-VIL-le-a ros-mar-E-nif-ol-e-a
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen shrub, 5-7 ft (1.5-2 m) tall and wide, dwarf form 3 x 6 ft (0.9-1.8 m), thin branches.  Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, margin turned under (revolute), dark green above, resembling rosemary, silky pubescent below.  Flowers in dense terminal clusters, 2.5-3 cm wide, pink to red; blooms in fall, winter, spring, sparingly in summer.
  • Sun.  Well-drained, dry sites - tolerates heat and arid climate.  Fertilize lightly, avoid fertilizers with a high content of phosphorus.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8       Native to Australia, specifically New South Wales and Victoria.
  • rosmarinifolia:   rosmarini, refering to Rosmarinus, the rosemary genus; and folia, leaves; hence, leaves resembling those of rosemary.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Wilkinson Hall (26th St.)
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • flower clusters and leaves

    flower clusters and leaves

  • flower cluster and leaves

    flower cluster and leaves