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Correa 'Firebird' (Native Fuchsia)

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Plant description

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Correa 'Firebird' is a fast growing, low mounded shrub with a distinctive orange red flower colour. A tough, easy care shrub with a naturally dense habit, it is particularly good for coastal areas. Feature plant for a shrubbery, and does well for container growing. Drought and frost hardy, and the tubular flowers are attractive to birds. Grow in full sun to part shade.

 

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: red orange
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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