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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Correa reflexa 
Common Name:common correa 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Well Drained
2 m x 1-2 m
Foliage:Leaves are up to 60 mm long and 6-35 mm wide and have a rough dark green upper surface, while the lower surface is covered with hairs and pale grey
Flowers:The pendent, tubular flowers are yellow-green with protruding stamens and appear from March-September. There is also a red flowering form
A useful plant for dry shady positions. Provides food for nectar feeding birds such as the Eastern Spinebill. Tip prune after flowering to keep it bushy. Once established it can cope with a heavier prune.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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