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Correa 'Orange' - Orange Australian Fuchsia
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Correa 'Orange' (Orange Australian Fuchsia) - A low evergreen shrub to about 2 feet tall with a 3 feet spread with small 1/2 long ovate shaped leeaves that are dark green above and a pale gray-green below. The long bell shaped salmon-orange flowers hang down from its branches from winter through spring. It performs best in cool coastal sun or part shade where it is moderately drought tolerant, but should be irrigated occasionally in the summer for best performance. It is seaside tolerant and is hardy to about 20 degrees F. This plant was an old unidentified cultivar growing at the UCSC Arboretum. Kathy Echols of Midhill Farms in Martinez first took cuttings of the plant in the arboretum, where it was growing under the shade of a tree near the office buildings. Our guess is that it is a Correa pulchella cultivar.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Correa 'Orange'.
 
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