Correa : Greenhouse Plants

C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)

Family: Rutaceae

Australia and Tasmania

I have always found these small shrubs very useful as many of them flower during autumn and winter. While not being spectacular they are usually compact and floriferous, the bell-shaped flowers appearing all over the plants. I grow them in loam-based compost and find that, provided they are not overwatered when the temperatures are low, they are trouble free and reliable. Correa X harisii is a red-flowered hybrid and flowers in winter as does C. pulchella which is pink. C. albus with white flowers and C. backhousiana with beautiful creamy-coloured bells flower in spring or early summer. If their growth becomes leggy in pots they respond well to being pruned back by two-thirds after flowering.

11. July 2013 by admin
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