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Correas

Correas are a small but wonderful group of Australian native plants that predomninantly flower during the cooler months of the year. Their tubular flowers provide a wonderful source of food for nectar loving birds.

Correa pulchella ‘Autumn Blaze’ is a low growing correa with glossy evergreen foliage and a prolific display of brilliant orange flowers from autumn to early spring. Reaching 30 cm high and spreading to 1.5 m wide, Autumn Blaze is a great inclusion in rockery and embankment plantings, as well as native gardens and pots.

Correa pulchella ‘Ring a Ding Ding’ is another beautiful variety of correa with bright orange flowers. It is an upright, compact and neat shrub, growing to 50 cm tall and 60 cm wide. It’s perfect for growing in containers as well as planting in sunny to partly shaded garden beds.

‘Autumn Blaze’ and ‘Ring a Ding Ding’ are tolerant of dry conditions once established, only requiring an occasional deep drink during extended hot dry weather. They’re also frost tolerant and suited to coastal areas and do best in well-drained soil.

Keep correas looking tidy by pruning around one third of the growth off in spring, once flowering has finished.

To promote healthy plant growth, feed native plants like correas with Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser each spring and autumn. Yates Dynamic Lifter is a unique blend of natural ingredients to enrich and improve the soil and also provide Australian native plants like correas with gentle, slow release organic nutrients.

Correa ‘Autumn Blaze’ and ‘Ring a Ding Ding’ information and ‘Ring a Ding Ding image courtesy of www.pga.com.au


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