How to grow Correa 'Canberra Bells'

Correa 'Canberra Bells'

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Correa ‘Canberra Bells’ (Correa Hybrid)

Description: two-tone red and cream flowers brighten the garden through autumn and winter, and make the local birds happy too.

Size: one metre tall and wide.

Cultivation: happily grows in full sun to part shade in various soil types. Correas tolerate frost and dry spells but their blooms are better if moisture is kept up during flowering. Keep them looking good by lightly pruning in early spring. Apply a native controlled release fertiliser annually.

Special comments: this plant commemorates the Centenary of Canberra. Try it with Epacris, Crowea or a variegated Westringia in garden beds, or clip to create a formal border. Look out for a full range of Correa with slightly different colours and tones.


Text: Ally Jackson

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Author: Ally Jackson

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