The lovely lemon bell-shaped flowers set on tough shiny foliage are the outstanding feature of this hardy bird attracting small shrub. Use it as a feature plant or even as a hedge as it copes well with regular pruning. Trim it at the end of winter as it finishes flowering. Feed in early spring with a good native fertilizer, and water in well afterwards to avoid foliage burn. Suits most soils and will flower in sun or in part shade.
|Scientific Name:||Correa reflexa x alba|
|Common Name:||Native Fuchsia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy 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|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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