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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Correa glabra
Common Name:ivory lantern , rock correa , smooth correa
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
Erect shrub to 2.7 m high
Foliage:Dark green oblong leaves, usually with wavy edges, to 4cm long.
Flowers:Pale green bells, flowers peak in May to August, with odd flowers throughout the year.

Hardy to heavy frosts and severe drought & lime. As woodland understorey plants, most are also happy in partly shaded positions, handy for gardeners in built-up suburban environments. Prefers light shade and grows best when protected from the hot afternoon sun. Variable dense upright to spreading shrub.

They produce beautiful bell-shaped to tubular flowers for months on end that attract nectar-feeding birds and insects. They can also provide nesting for birds, especially if a few are planted together as a thicket.

They respond well to shaping or they’re also fine with a low-maintenance trim every now and then too. A great addition to any Australian garden.

Ideal as a low screen or hedging plant and can be established underneath canopies of existing
trees. Attractive to birds.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  3. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. [gardeningwithangus.com.au] ⚠
  6. NSW Flora Online
  7. iNaturalist
  8. Atlas of Living Australia

Propagates best from cuttings.

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