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Products > Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island'
 
Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island' - Kangaroo Island Fuchsia
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island' (Kangaroo Island Fuchsia) - An evergreen shrub to 4 feet tall and wide that has small dark glossy olive green elliptic leaves that clasp the stems and narrow tubular lipstick-red flowers from fall through spring. Best in cool coastal sun to partial shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established but performs best with summer irrigation. Hardy to the mid to low 20s F. This long blooming shrub is attractive to hummingbirds and can be pruned to shape or to keep smaller and adds interest to the mixed flower border or woodland garden in mass or as a single specimen and is good for container gardening. This plant originated from Kangaroo Island, Australia's third largest island, that is located 70 miles southwest of Adelaide at the entrance of Gulf St Vincent. This plant was received from the UCSC Arboretum in 2010 as Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island' 98.118 and is a 2011 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island'
 
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