Prostrate to erect shrub to 2 m tall, developing a lignotuber. Leaves wedge-shaped to 2 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide with mostly 5 lobes and a silvery covering of hair; stalk short. Flowers deep pinkish red, paler towards the base; mostly Aug-Nov.
Grown for the attractive foliage and known to hybridise, mostly with A. sericeus.
Source: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.