Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

26 April 2014

Correa 'Dusky Bells'

Correa 'Dusky Bells' is one of many hybrids of Correa reflexa and Correa pulchella.  According to the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority, it has had a number of names such as Correa sp. (pink), Correa 'Rubra', Correa 'Carmine Bells' and Correa 'Pink Bells' and the name Correa 'Dusky Bells' was originally applied to another Correa reflexa cultivar.  Correa 'Dusky Bells' grows up to a metre high and spreads up to 4 metres but it can be pruned to smaller dimensions.  It flowers in autumn and winter and seems to do best in a partly shady spot (as this one is in).  It's drought and frost hardy and attractive to honeyeaters.  There's also a variety with variegated leaves which is usually sold as Correa 'Wins' Wonder'.

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