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Australian fuchsia

Correa 'Dusky Bells'

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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

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