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Products > Correa 'Ray's Tangerine'
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 provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Correa 'Ray's Tangerine'.