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Grevillea × gaudichaudii (Grevillea 'Gaudi Chaudi')

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. × gaudichaudii
Binomial name: Grevillea × gaudichaudii
Common name: Grevillea 'Gaudi Chaudi'

Grevillea is a genus of plants native to Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Many species are now cultivated throughout Australia, New Zealand, and abroad.

Grevillea × gaudichaudii is an evergreen prostrate shrub which is endemic to New South Wales. It is a naturally occurring hybrid between Grevillea acanthifolia subsp. acanthifolia and Grevillea laurifolia two species from the Blue Mountains in Australia. It is a vigorous ground covering shrub which can spread up to 5m.
Its has dark green multi-lobed leaves that are up to 10cm long. The leaves can have a reddish tint in cold weather and on the new growth.
It produces scarlet, toothbrush-like flowers during Spring through to Autumn.
Its leaves are up to 10cm long and multi-lobed. They are dark green and have a reddish tint in cold weather and on the new growth.

Photographed at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, New Zealand