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.

Family:Rutaceae
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
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:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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