Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Common Correa

Correa reflexa is the botanical name of the plant commonly called Common Correa and Native Fuchsia. It is an Australian plant that originally given the botanical name of Mazeutoxeron reflexum in 1800, but the species was transferred to the genus Correa in 1803.

This plant typically grows in the eastern states of Australia and is known for its variations in colour for its flowers. The flowers may be green, crimson or pink in colour. Flowering is from winter to spring.

The Common Correa tends to be a hairy plant, especially new growth, with its hairs often a rusty colour. Growing typically one to two metres tall, some are known to grow up to three metres tall. Common Correa is not best suited for tropical areas, needing semi shade and well-drained soil to survive.

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