Correa reflexa x alba ‘Lemon Twist’ – Native Fuchsia

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.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Correa reflexa x alba
Cultivar:Lemon Twist
Common Name:Native Fuchsia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.