This spreading ground cover flowers from fall into spring. Its tubular, dusky pink flowers attract hummingbirds, and its deep green leaves release a citrus scent when crushed. Tolerant of dry conditions, frost-hardy ‘Dusky Bells’ correa should be tip-pruned regularly to promote new growth and improve flowering. Healthy specimens can live up to 50 years or more.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsPink, fuchsia-like flowers that attract hummingbirds. Very long-lived.
CareThis correa grows in full sun to dry shade. It prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Tip-prune regularly.
PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsInfrequent, but watch for scale insects in the greenhouse.
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 9
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Spring, Fall, Late Fall, Winter
- Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest