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Products > Correa reflexa 'Cape Carpet'
Correa reflexa 'Cape Carpet' - Green Cape Fuchsia

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Summer
Synonyms: [Correa reflexa 'Green Cape' ]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 8-10 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25░ F
Correa reflexa 'Cape Carpet' (Green Cape Fuchsia) - Evergreen low growing shrub that reaches to only 6 to 10 inches tall but spreads 8 to 10 feet wide. It has small dark olive-green elliptic leaves that clasp the stems. The buds are covered with reddish-brown hairs which glisten on the new pale green foliage. The Bright vermillion red, bell-shaped flowers are tipped with chartreuse from early winter to early summer. Full sun to partial shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established. Attractive to hummingbirds. Hardy to the mid to low 20░s F. This plant comes from Green Cape in New South Wales, Australia and is a Koala Blooms University of California Santa Cruz 2005 Plant Introduction. This plant is available from San Marcos Growers, Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Native Sons Nursery and Monterey Bay Nursery. Correa....after JosÚ Francisco Correia de Serra, a Portuguese botanist and 'reflexa' meaning "turned back", referring to the angle at which the leaf-like bracts above the flowers join the stem.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Correa reflexa 'Cape Carpet'.