Australian Native Plants

  Grevillea leucopteris (White-plumed Grevillea)

Grevillea leucopteris photo
Grevillea leucopteris (cultivated, labelled), Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Grevillea leucopteris in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
White-plumed Grevillea

Other Names
White Plume Grevillea

The White-plumed Grevillea is a bushy spreading shrub. The leaves are about 12cm - 35cm long and finely dissected into narrow lobes about 10cm - 20cm long and 1.5mm - 6mm wide. The leaf margins are curved downwards enclosing the lower surface of the leaf blade. Grevillea leucopteris produces bottlebrush-like racemes of white or cream flowers on long erect stems from July to January. The flowers have a strong unpleasant smell. The fruits are smooth, oval and about 20mm - 24mm long.

woodland and heathland in sand

endemic to Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 3 - 6
Soil Texture: sand, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 400
Flower Colour: cream
Flower Season: spring, summer

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeatersn. Also attracts possums.

Common Name:White-plumed Grevillea

Relatives in same Genus
  Grevillea agrifolia
  Grevillea alpina
  Grevillea angulata
  Grevillea arenaria
  Grevillea armigera
  Grevillea asparagoides
  Grevillea asplenifolia
  Grevillea astericosa
  Grevillea baileyana
  Grevillea banksii prostrate
  Grevillea baueri
  Grevillea bipinnatifida
  Grevillea bronwenae
  Grevillea candelabroides
  Grevillea coccinea
  Grevillea concinna
  Grevillea corrugata
  Grevillea crithmifolia
  Grevillea decurrens
  Grevillea didymobotrya
  Grevillea dielsiana
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