This resilient, ground-hugging native correa is worth trialling out in the unpromising parts of your garden - where the soil is always dry or often wet, wher the sea spray drenches it, where the borders are a little drab in the off-season. Its subtle, soft colouring in or out of flower will blend harmoniously with yourother plants, and the bell flowers which appear through the year will feed local birds and insects.
Flower image of Correa reflexa for illustration: Harry Rose cropped to size.
Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia - roundleaf correa
DESCRIPTION: Native flowering shrub from Tasmania and coastal Victoria. Lowgrowing, spreading, dense groundcover shrub with small rounded olive-grey leaves and pale lemon-yellow bell flowers most of the year. USES: Ground-hugging shrub for native, wildlife and cottage gardens; cold climate gardens; frontline coastal sites if not too windy and exposed. PLANTING: Sun or part shade. Tolerant of dry or wet soils, salt spray. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. One of the hardiest Correas to cold, should survive the snowfields and Canberra in winter CARE: A light trim once flowering has finished will help give the plant shape. Can be clipped to very tidy mounds though you may lose some flowers. Follow with an application of a native slow release fertiliser. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 45 cm H x 1 - 1.2 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.