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Correa lawrenceana 'Eiffel Tower' - Mountain Correa
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Green
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Correa lawrenciana]
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Correa lawrenceana (Mountain Correa) Upright evergreen shrub to 8 feet tall by 2 feet wide with dark narrow oval green leaves with reddish stems and in winter and spring, and also sporadically at other times throughout the year, appear the pale greenish yellow tubular flowers that hand downwards. Plant in part sun to full shade in a well-drained soil. Irrigate regularly to occasionally. Hardy to mid 20F. This is an unusual vertical accent plant for the shade garden that is more notable for its foliage than flowers though when in bloom it is attractive to nectar feeding birds. The species was first described in 1834 by English botanist William Jackson Hooker who gave it the name Correa lawrenciana to honor the Australian botanist Robert William Lawrence (1807-1833) who, with the South African botanist Ronald Gunn, first collected the plant . The spelling of the name was standardized to Correa lawrenceana under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature in 1998. This plant was in the collection of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum as Correa lawrenceana 1994.610 and came to them from Kuranga Native Plant Nursery in 1994. It is a Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction for 2014.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 lawrenceana 'Eiffel Tower'.
 
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