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Grevillea 'Poorinda Signet' - UCSC Introduction
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Parentage: (Grevillea juniperina x G. lanigera)
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Grevillea 'Poorinda Signet' - A medium to large shrub to 6 to 9 feet tall and wide with arching branches or 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide leaves that are dark green on the upper surface with a dense covering of silvery hairs below with recurved margins and a sharp pointed tip. The dense silvery hairs also cover new shoots and the inflorescence with its pale pink flowers and darker styles, which appear late winter through spring, and are held in terminal clusters on short stems tight with the foliage. Plant in full sun to part shade in well-drained acidic to neutral soils. Hardy to moderate frost and extended dry periods. Responds well to light pruning or shearing. A number of Grevillea hybrids bear the name “Poorinda”, the name of a property owned by the late Leo Hodge (1904 – 1994) and was located at W Tree, near the Snowy River, north of Buchan in Victoria, Australia. Mr. Hodge was a grower of grevilleas who worked on hybridizing between the species from 1952 until 1968 with more than 50 Poorinda cultivars registered. Only a few of them have stood the test of time and are still available including this very nice cultivar that was thought to be a hybrid between Grevillea juniperina and G. lanigera and was received by the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority on October 9, 1974. It is being introduced into cultivation in the US by the University of California, Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction Program. We received this plant originally as UCSC 94.928.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Grevillea 'Poorinda Signet'.
 
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