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Correa 'Dusky Bells' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Spreading / Branched

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Red in Autumn, Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Pale Brown in

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Australian fuchsia 'Dusky Bells'

Family

Rutaceae


Correa are evergreen shrubs with lance-shaped to rounded leaves, scurfy beneath, and solitary or clustered tubular flowers with 4 spreading lobes

'Dusky Bells' is a low spreading evergreen shrub with scurfy stems, ovate leaves and pendent, tubular carmine-red flowers to 2.5cm in length from autumn to spring

Synonym(s)

  • Correa backhouseana 'Dusky Bells'
  • Correa decumbens 'Dusky Bells'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Grow under glass in lime-free potting compost in full light with good ventilation. Top dress in spring

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Prone to scale insects under glass

Diseases

Generally disease free