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Correa 'Dusky Bells' - Red Australian Fuchsia
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Correa 'Carmine Bells', Hort.]
Parentage: (C. pulchella x C. reflexa)
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 'Dusky Bells' (Red Australian Fuchsia) - Velvety, gray-green leaves densely cover this low evergreen shrub. It can be expected to grow about 2 feet tall with a 3 feet spread and can be used as a groundcover. Red bell-shaped flowers hang down from its branches from winter through spring. It performs best in sun or part shade. It is 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 description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Correa 'Dusky Bells'.
 
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