A delightful and very useful small shrub that is naturally compact growing and mounding. It bears masses of pendant pink bell flowers in winter to spring, which are visited by small nectar loving birds and insects. A great plant for partly shaded positions, and will still flower even in shade, but will also cope with more sun. It tolerates frosts well. Prune after flowering to encourage a more dense habit.
|Scientific Name:||Correa pulchella|
|Common Name:||Native Fuchsia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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