A useful small to medium sized shrub as it grows in sheltered half shady positions, where it will happily produce its interesting looking pendulous flowers mainly in winter, with spot flowering through the rest of the year. The flowers are used by smaller nectar loving birds for food. A hardy plant, tolerant of medium to higher frost levels and rarely troubled by pests. Naturally grows dense to the ground, occasional tip pruning will create an even more dense habit. Likes some mulch to create a cool moist root run.
Naturally grows on the NSW south coast near shady damp gullies and streams.
|Scientific Name:||Correa baeuerlenii|
|Common Name:||Native Fuschia|
|Other Common Names:||Chefs Cap|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Flowering Time:||Winter, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.