PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831
The Native Fucshia, or Correa is hardy genus of only 11 species from SE Australia, named after the Portugese Botanist Jose Correa da Serra. The plants are all evergreen, hardy to most frosts and coastal conditions, will tolerate extended dry periods and flower from mid winter to late spring. They are very easy to grow preferring a well drained soil in part to full sun. They respond well to a moderate prune each year to keep the foliage vigorous and compact. The flowers are tubular (almost Fuchsia like) and great for attracting nectar feeding birds.
Honeybird is a low spreading form with honey colored flowers from mid winter to early spring. It is easy to grow reaching 45cm high and 1.0m to 1.2 m wide. It has attractive olive green foliage and is a great landscaping plant for a wide variety of locations.
Correa reflexa nummularifolia responds well in rocky to poor soils where many other plants will struggle. The flowers give it a cottage garden type appearance and thus it looks great in any large landscape development, in a rockery or in a large tub. Makes an excellent border to a bed of Penstemons, Salvia or Lavenders