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Correa alba

white correa

Dense rounded shrub to growing to 1.5m in height and 2m in width. Attractive rounded grey-green leaves and starry white flowers.
originCoastal NSW, Vic, Tas, SA.
cultural notesA very hardy plant naturally occuring in coastal areas. Grow in full sun or part shade in well drained soils.
maintenanceCan be pruned to maintain shape.
toleratesVery resistant to salt spray, frost tolerant, drought tolerant once established.
flowering seasonLate Autumn and Winter. Can flower most of the year depending on climate.
flower colourStarry white flowers. A pink flowering variety is also available. The flower is open, unlike most correa species.
foliage colourGrey-green rounded leaves with short hairs on the underside.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 1.5m
plant spacing100cm apart Can be used as a hedge plant.
recommended usesVery handy in coastal gardens due to its salt tolerance. Can be used as a hedge plant.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Cillas

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