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Correa pulchella - Pink Australian Fuchsia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F
Correa pulchella (Pink Australian Fuchsia) – A low growing shrub 2 to 3 feet tall with a 5 foot spread with dense foliage of ˝ inch long elliptic leaves that are green above and gray-green below and has a long bloom season of the light pink flowers in profusion, winter through early spring. Plant in full coastal sun to part shade with occasional summer water – tolerates less frequent irrigation when grown in shade. It is tolerant of calcareous soils and does well in exposed coastal situations. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F. A great plant as an understory to larger shrubs and trees in a low water garden. This was one of the first Correa available in the trade when we first started growing it in 1987 and though we have added many other cultivars, this durable plant has remained a favorite of many. It differs from the other Correa pulchella cultivars we grow in having a lower more spreading habit and appearing more green than gray with smaller and lighter pink flowers. The name Correa honors José Francisco Correia de Serra, a Portuguese botanist. The specific epithet 'pulchella' is Latin for "beautiful". We got this plant originally from Wintergreen Nursery.  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 pulchella.
 
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