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|
|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|
|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:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.