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Correa lawrenceana 'Eiffel Tower' - Mountain Correa

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

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.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, 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 where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Correa lawrenceana 'Eiffel Tower'.