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provincial plants + landscapes

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bird attracting
shady gardens

project type

urban and commercial
horticultural production

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Correa decumbens

Spreading correa

A low growing shrub spreading to 1.5m but rarely taller than 30cm. Winter flowering with erect, tubular red flowers.
originSouth Australia
cultural notesGrow full sun or part shade in well drained soil.
maintenancePrune to maintain shape.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant.
flowering seasonWinter, year-round depending on climate.
flower colourRed tubular flowers held erect (unlike most Correas).
foliage colourLeaves are dull green and have a leathery appearance.
widthup to 1.5m
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesUseful for empty spaces under large trees, in rockeries or in planting tubs, elevating the flowers for greater visibility.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Melburnian

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