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Correa 'Catie Bec' (Native Fuchsia)

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Plant description

Correa Catie Bec

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A small shrub that becomes covered in pale pink, starry bell flowers. This is a tough, no nonsense shrub that performs brilliantly, and is particularly good for coastal areas. Feature plant for a shrubbery, and also good for containers. Likes a semi shade spot, prune lightly after flowering if desired. Attracts birds.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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