Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

02 July 2014

Correa 'Redex'

Correa 'Redex' is a South Australian natural hybrid found on Kangaroo Island.  Its parents are thought to be Correa reflexa and Correa decumbens and "Redex" is derived from these species' names (the 're' and 'x' from reflexa and the 'de' from decumbens!).  It's not derived from the motoring products brand name.  Some Correa enthusiasts tried to re-register the plant as Correa "Dancing Lipsticks" but this was rejected by the Australian registration authority as Correa "redex" was a prior name.

Correa 'Redex" grows to about 2 metres tall and can fill spaces between other shrubs or trees as it tends not to spread like many other correas.  It's frost and drought hardy.

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