Hardy Correas

Correa reflexa is my favourite Correa because of the many different forms that can be found. They all tend to be tolerant of dry positions and some are suitable for coastal planting. In general they prefer shade for at least part of the day.

Most of these varieties are known by their original geographical location if they have some distinctive feature. Like Correa reflexa ‘Sellicks Beach’ mentioned here. This immediately indicates that it would be a good plant for coastal planting.

Correa reflexa form

Correa reflexa form

I have a few different forms of Correa reflexa. This one I always assumed was a hybrid with Correa decumbens which has tubular flowers that point upwards. Once I had taken more notice of the forms of plants I realised that what I had was another form of Correa reflexa. The leaves were different to others and the flower shape and colour was different.

 

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