Correa 'Ray's Tangerine'

Correa ‘Ray’s Tangerine’

A slow growing compact evergreen shrub growing eventually to 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. It has densely paired shiny dark ¾” long green leaves. It blooms from Autumn through Winter with 1″ long orange-ish bell shaped flowers. I would not really call it tangerine, but certainly a little more orange than the normal pink color of Correa.

Correa is native to Australia.

Cultivation Notes

Grow in sun or partial shade, with good drainage. Tolerant of drought but best with regular water during dry periods. Hardy to 20°F.

Additional Information

This selection was made by Dr. Ray Collett in 2002, who co-founded the University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum and was the director for many years. It may be a hybrid between Correa pulchella and a broad-bellied selection of C. reflexa var. scabridula from Carpenter Rocks, SA.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21146

Found in Pots,

Waiting to find its forever home in the garden

We acquired this plant from Amaranth Gardens - grown by Suncrest Nurseries.

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Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Correa

Variety: Ray's Tangerine

Commonly known as: Australian Fuchsia

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Shrub
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Autumn
Zone:
Zn9a - down to 20F

Resistant to Deer.

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