Correa reflexa is an evergreen shrub growing 3-4 feet tall and wide with small clasping heart-shaped green leaves. Bright vermillion red, bell-shaped flowers that turn to yellow and then to green. Profuse bloom from fall through spring. This species is quite variable and many of the named versions are selected from various locations throughout Australia and Tasmania, including Kangaroo Island. Brigalon is in Sydney, but it is not clear where this was located.
The leaves appear to be quite different than other cultivars in that the leaves are larger, somewhat curled and stems and leaves are highly bristled. The leaves have so many bristles that they almost look like they are frosted. The plant is rather sparse with large internodes. While this plant was acquired from UC Santa Cruz, they provide no information about it on their website.
Pronunciation: KOR-ree-uh ree-FLEKS-uh
Species Meaning: Bent backwards
Correa reflexa is native to Australia.
Full sun to partial shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established. Attractive to hummingbirds. Hardy to the mid 20°s F
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21046
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.