Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: This 'Poorinda' cultivar is said to have resulted from a cross between Grevillea speciosa and a New South Wales form of G. oleoides. Cultivar received by the Authority: 15 August 1967. Applicant: Mr L Hodge.
DESCRIPTION: G.'Poorinda Firebird' can be expected to grow to a height of approximately 2m. Leaves are dull green on the upper surface, densley covered with silky hairs on the underside. Individual leaves are between 2.5 - 3cm long and about 4mm wide. Leaf edges are rolled under. Flowers, scarlet and borne profusely in clusters. Each flower is about 1cm long. Style is approximately 2.5cm in length. Flowers are said to be sterile.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar differs from its parents in that the length of the leaves is intermediate between G. speciosa (1-5cm) and G. oleoides (5-10cm). Leaf shape is not significant as various forms of both parents have the same shape. Flower colour is not significantly different from either parent.
COLOUR CODING: RHS Colour Chart 1966
perianth limb and tube: red group 53C
style: red group 53C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC060, ACRA177, CBG8502759/068670/8603138/8006480/8006479
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 17 May 1977