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7th December, 2006; Category: Correas
Correa glabra variety turnbullii
This Correa grows locally in rocky soils. It used to be known as Correa schlectendallii. The leaves are quite powerfully scented. It is a summer flowering shrub. I have seen this one growing in dappled shade of Eucalypts and surviving the hot dry summers very well. Like all Correas it does best with tip pruning to prevent bare trunks with foliage on top. Where these plants have been growing, the kangaroos will have done the tip pruning. We have often seen kangaroos in this area.
This particular Correa grows widely in the Mallee region. We found it a few weeks ago at Lowan Conservation Park. It was looking a little stressed because of the dry winter but these plants seem to have a mechanism that enables them to shut down when stressed.