Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

27 August 2014

Correa reflexa var. scabridula

This South Australian correa is a low shrub with attractive largish flowers which appear later in the season (winter/spring) than many other correas (autumn/winter).  So it keeps a supply of nectar going for small honeyeaters until the spring flush of other flowering plants.  This is only a new plant but it has flowered in its first year which seems to be a characteristic of many correas.  Correa reflexa var. scabridula occurs naturally on the eastern side of the Mount Lofty ranges and into the mallee so it can survive in a low rainfall environment and, accordingly to the label, it's frost resistant and not too fussy about soil type.

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