Correa reflexa – Native Fuchsia

 

Correa reflexa is a low growing, wonderfully hardy shrub that flowers through the year. There are many different forms, from near prostrate to more upright, and yellow cream to pink to red and yellow flowers. The flowers are long and tubular bell shaped, and are attractive to birds and other nectar lovers.
Will grow on a wide range of soil types, and in sun to shade. Best growth and flowering are in a well drained soil with a good compost mulch, and regular watering. Will survive if neglected, and rarely troubled by pests or disease.

Scientific Name:Correa reflexa
Family:Rutaceae
Common Name:Native Fuchsia
Other Common Names:Correa
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow, Red, Pink
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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