Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Originally registered as Spyridium parvifolium 'Austraflora Nimbus'
ORIGIN: Spyridium 'Nimbus' is a naturally occurring form of Spyridium parvifolium from the Nadgee area of SE NSW. Cuttings were first collected in 1968 by Molyneux Nurseries Pty Ltd. Cultivar received by the Authority 15 April 1977. Applicant: Molyneux Nurseries Pty Ltd. Previously mentioned in "Your Garden" April 1977.
DESCRIPTION: It is a dense prostrate shrub growing to a height of about 10mm with a spread of about 2m. The small round leaves are up to 8mm long by 6-8mm wide. The leaf tip is often indented. The green upper leaf surface has distinct veining while the underside is silvery and covered with long silky hairs. New foliage is distinctly grey. The small and insignificant flowers are borne in clusters at the end of the branchlets.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar is different from other forms of Spyridium parvifolium in its prostrate habit.
COLOUR CODING:RHS Colour Chart 1966 edition.
calyx tube: yellow-orange 19D.
bracts: greyed-orange 173A.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC118, CBG068688
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 March 1979