Correa glabra ‘Coliban River’ is a small shrub 3′ to 4′ tall by wide with light-green, almost chartreuse foliage. The leaves are fairly long and thin, glossy on top and slight lighter undersides. The flowers are almost the same color but lighter, a greenish-yellow pendant lantern-shaped flowers from winter through summer.
Pronunciation: KOR-ree-uh GLAY-bruh
Species Meaning: Smooth, without hair
Correa glabra is native to Australia.
Plant in full coastal sun to shade and adaptable to most soil types. Moderately drought tolerant once established but best with occasional summer water.
This plant was selected in 1986 from the Coliban River at Kyneton, Victoria by Doug Pocock of Bindelong Nursery in Wandin North, Victoria. It was a wild growing plant selected for its small dense habit – the usual form for the species is much larger.
A 2011 Australian Plant Introduction from U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum and Koala Blooms.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21047
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.