Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

29 May 2014

Correa glabra var turnbullii (Rock Correa)

This variety of Correa glabra is found solely in South Australia from the Barossa and Adelaide Hills to Monarto and the Mallee.  This one is growing in a garden adjoining Blackwood Forest Recreation Park.  I was able to identify it by crushing one of the glossy leaves.  Most forms of Correa glabra var turnbullii have a leaf scent not unlike a male aftershave (although I don't know if there are any aftershaves with this scent!).  Flowering and flower forms tend to vary.  Some forms are less showy than others on which flowers are quite prominent and the flower colour varies.  This one has pink flowers grading to yellow/green tips but I have a couple of young plants growing in my garden that have a more definite boundary between the pink base and the lemon green tips.  Rock Correa grows to about a metre with a 2 metre spread but it can be pruned to shape.  It used to be called Correa schlechtendalii until the genus was revised in 1961 and 1998.

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