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Correa Genus

Australian fuschia

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Correa genus (Australian fuschia). These are evergreen shrubs and there are about 11 species. They have an irregular habit; the leaves are small and grow in opposite pairs, and the flowers are bell-shaped and tubular.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 3-5C. They will prefer full light or partial shade with fertile well drained, neutral to acidic soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects may be problematic.

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