Native Fuchsia
(Correa pulchella)

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A small, Australian shrub growing to 50cm in height. This produces small, delicate tubular red-orange flowers during late winter-spring. Useful as a low flowering hedge it needs careful establishment, then around 3 to 4 cuts per year. This plant is a nectar source for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Deciduous
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Salt
Regions
Habitat plants, Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter
Colours
Pink, Purple
Gardens
Backyard