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Products > Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island'
 
Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island' - Kangaroo Island Fuchsia
   
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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.  The information about Correa reflexa 'Kangaroo Island' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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