An untidy shrub growing to roughly 1.5 metres in height. Leaves vary between populations but are generally oval-shaped. In some populations, both upper and lower surfaces are grey-green and woolly or felty. In others, the upper surface is darker and smoother, though still hairy. This latter is more common near Wagga Wagga. Flowers are rust-coloured and woolly, but otherwise resemble those of other Grevillea species. A woody pod follows. Two elliptical seeds are dropped from an opening at the base of this pod soon after ripening.