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Correa 'Ray's Tangerine' - Tangerine Australian Fuchsia

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Parentage: (C. pulchella x C. reflexa var. scabridula)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Correa 'Ray's Tangerine' (Tangerine Australian Fuchsia) - A slow growing compact evergreen shrub growing eventually to 2 to 3 feet tall by only a bit wider with closely paired shiny dark 3/4 inch long green leaves. The vibrant 1 and 1/2 inch long orange bell-shaped flowers are on display during the fall through winter, often at its peak around Halloween. Grow in sun or partial shade, with good drainage. Tolerant of drought but best with regular water during dry periods. Hardy to 20F. This selection was made by Dr. Ray Collett, who co-founded the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and was the director for many years. Though the parentage was never released by the Arboretum but in the Appendix to the Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants authors Rodger Elliot and David Jones note that it is a hybrid between "Correa pulchella and a broad-bellied selection of C. reflexa var. scabridula from Carpenter Rocks, SA". They further state that it is an "excellent California raised hybrid." This plant was a Koala Blooms University of California Santa Cruz 2002 Plant Introduction. The arboretum says of this plant "It is an Australian fuchsia that stays small and has bright, shiny, dark-green leaves and vibrant orange flowers that bloom right around Halloween."  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Correa 'Ray's Tangerine'.