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Canberra’s centenary demanded a very special Australian plant be selected to commemorate the event in the nation’s gardens. This delicate new hybrid correa features brightly bicoloured flowers in red and white that are borne in profusion through autumn and early winter. It forms a small, compact shrub that will benefit from tip pruning when small and a light trim after flowering only if necessary. It prefers a well drained soil type but can be grown to absolute perfection in a medium to large container plant that will attract nectar feeding birds even into small suburban backyards. It is a deliberate hybrid between Correa ‘Federation Belle’ and C. ‘Mannii’ produced by Peter and Jenny Ollerenshaw of Bywong Nursery.
Flower colour: red and white
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.7 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.