Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Grevillea 'Molonglo' was developed during hybridization experiments in 1964 by Mr R Willing of the Australian National University, Canberra. It is Grevillea juniperina (upright red flowered form from the Canberra region) x Grevillea juniperina (yellow flowered prostrate form from the western foothills of the Budawang Ranges, New South Wales). ANBG applied for registration on 31 May 1974
DESCRIPTION: A low spreading shrub 1m high x 1m+ across; branches pubescent, arcuate to declinate, the longer branches becoming decumbent; leaves 8-20mm long and 1-2mm wide, linear-subulate, somewhat angular, with pungent apices, the upper surfaces glabrous, the lower pubescent and almost hidden by the revolute margins; flowers apricot (RHS colour Chart 1965 609/1 to 609/2) in sessile racemes, terminal on short lateral branches; perianth tubes 10-12mm long, silky pubescent outside styles ca 30mm long red.
DIAGNOSIS: Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo' differs from G. juniperina (yellow flowered prostrate form)in its spreading, not prostrate habit, its narrower, more pungent leaves with closely revolute margins and in its larger apricot flowers with red styles. It also differs from other forms of G. juniperina in its low spreading habit and in flower colour.
CULTIVATION:It has been tested by the Research Section of the City Parks Administration at Canberra and over several years has displayed high frost and drought tolerance. These factors, together with its low spreading habit, contribute towards its suitability for planting on steep banks especially in cooler districts.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC002, CBG8006370/8701094
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 31 May 1974