Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

30 March 2014

Correa eburnea (Deep Creek Correa)

I was delighted to find this correa in flower today.  Correa eburnea or Deep Creek Correa is a threatened species which grows in the Fleurieu region of South Australia.  It is associated with rivers, creeks, streams and waterfalls so it can probably tolerate some flooding but it is also drought hardy when established (South Australia has few rivers that flow all year).  I planted this in winter 2013 in a shady location so it's likely that Deep Creek Correa can tolerate quite a bit of shade.  Like all correas, it is attractive to small honey-eaters and like most correas it flowers from autumn to spring when many other native nectar plants are dormant.

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