Grevillea_Pooorinda_Constance.JPG (44721 bytes)Grevillea Poorinda Constance: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is a hybrid whose parents are said to be a form of Grevilleas juniperina and Grevillea victoriae.

There are many Poorinda hybrids and were produced by the late Leo Hodge on his property Poorinda in Victoria.

Grevillea Poorinda Constance was first produced in 1952 and was one of the first four Poorinda hybrids released for cultivation.

Grevillea Poorinda Constance is a large, rounded shrub that may reach a height of four metres with a similar spread. The shiny leaves are oblong, up to 30 millimetres long with a sharp point.

Red flowers are carried in spidery clusters. The main flowering period is from winter to spring. Sporadic flowering occurs at other times. The flowers attract honeyeaters and the dense foliage provides safe nesting sites.

Grevillea Poorinda Constance is a hardy shrub that could be used in informal hedges. An interesting hedge could be created by alternating this hybrid with Grevillea Poorinda Queen that has the same growth habit but apricot flowers.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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