Botanical Name: Grevillea linearifolia
Common Name: White Spider Grevillea
Grevillea: Named after English plant collector and propagator Charles Francis Greville.
linearifolia: From Latin meaning straight-leaved.
Habitat: Heath and Woodland. Can be grown from cuttings. Fairly fast growing. Prefers full sun, but can grow in part shade.
Soils: Usually on sandy soils, moist and well drained.
Habit: Slender shrub to 3m tall. Good garden plant that does well if lightly pruned annually.
Leaves: Long and slender, 2 to 10cm, with silvery hairs underneath.
Flowers: White with a long style. Bird attracting.
Flowering time: Mainly from July to December, but sporadically from January to May. Provides a good nectar and food source for butterflies, bees and other native insects.
Range: Along the east coast of NSW from Gosford to Victoria.