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Correa 'Granny's Grave'

Correa reflexa 'Granny's Grave'

ORIGIN : Correa ‘Granny’s Grave’ is a selection from a wild population of Correa reflexa from the coastal heath near Warrnambool, Victoria. It was selected in 1990 by Ken Arthur of Warrnambool. The name refers to the area where it was found. The applicant was Cherree Densley on behalf of the ASGAP Correa Study Group and SGAP Warrnambool. Specimen first received by the Authority ( ).

DESCRIPTION : Prostrate shrub to c. 15 cm x 60 cm with a dense, horizontally layered habit. Branchlets highly tomentose with rust-coloured steflate hairs becoming green and glabrous with age with occasional clusters of short stellate hairs. Simple cordate leaves, almost deltoid, 22 mm x 20 mm, shortly petiolate. Leaf apices obtuse, leaf bases cordate, venation reticulate, margins undulate with rustcoloured stellate hairs. Upper surfaces of mature leaves dark green and scabridulous with stellate hairs concentrated at the margins. Upper surfaces of young leaves sparsely tomentose with minute white stellate hairs and occasional rust-coloured stellate hairs, becoming more concentrated at margins. Lower surfaces n-iinutely densely tomentose with white stellate hairs and scattered rustcoloured stellate hairs becoming more concentrated on the veins. Calyx hemispherical with fine rusty tomentum. Corolla slightly obconical, 30 mm x 10 mm, lime green with fine white tomentum'of stellate hairs becoming tan-coloured at tips. Anthers shortly exerted, narrow oblong and obtuse. Flowering Time: Peak flowering is from April to July in most districts.

DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar conforms to descriptions for C. reflexa var. reflexa found naturally in the Warrnambool area but is distinctive by its large, flowers and lime-green flower colour


Corolla tube: 145B, tips close to 16D, inside close to 4D
Leaves upper surface: close to 137A
Leaves lower surface: close to 193A with brown (close to 166C) spots

CULTIVATION: This cultivar is vigorous and fast-growing in cultivation. It is frost and drought hardy and has a dense growth habit with prostrate branches. The large lime-green flowers which appear in autumn are an attractive feature of the plant. It is easy to grow from cuttings and is bird attractive. This form would be suited to most garden conditions but grows best in a sunny position. It is lime tolerant, relatively disease free and responds favourably to light pruning. It would suit amenity planting, such as roundabouts, embankments and rockeries as well as foreground planting in garden beds. It has been trialed successfully for over 8 years.