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Grevillea beadleana is named after the late Professor N. C. W. Beadle who was the foundation head of the Botany Department at the University of New England, Australia.
This bush is flowering well at Torrington State Recreation Area (Ed.)
Grevillea beadleana is a beautiful, dense, spreading shrub with soft, divided, grey-green leaves.
Blooms are carried for most of the year and are rich in nectar.
Grevillea beadleana is becoming available in nurseries.
This should ensure the long-term survival of the species.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.
(Note the velvety surface of the branches and leaves[Ed.])
The toothbrush-shaped flowers are dark red, almost black in colour.
Both foliage and flowers are decorative features.
A mature specimen will often shelter seedlings under its dense foliage.
Grevillea beadleana was first discovered in 1982 in Guy Fawkes River National Park and named in 1986.
Since then other scattered populations have been found in the Torrington area and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
A population has also been found south-west of Grafton on the North Coast of NSW. This population is likely to be recognized as a subspecies.
The species is classified as rare because only small populations occur in scattered areas.