An attractive, very easy care and low growing shrub, Star Showers has grey dense foliage and prolific white starry flowers. The flowers are attractive to nectar feeding birds, and are borne over a long period, from autumn to early spring. It is a great landscaping plant, very hardy and suits a wide range of conditions. It has a nice ground covering habit, and an occasional tip prune will encourage an even more dense habit. Good for sunny to part shade, tolerates frost and dry periods well. Suitable for coastal gardens and for container growing.
|Scientific Name:||Correa alba|
|Common Name:||Native Fuchsia|
|Other Common Names:||Correa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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