Correa bauerlenii – Chef’s Cap Correa

A useful small to medium sized shrub as it grows in sheltered half shady positions, where it will happily produce its interesting looking pendulous flowers mainly in winter, with spot flowering through the rest of the year. The flowers are used by smaller nectar loving birds for food. A hardy plant, tolerant of medium to higher frost levels and rarely troubled by pests. Naturally grows dense to the ground, occasional tip pruning will create an even more dense habit. Likes some mulch to create a cool moist root run.

Naturally grows on the NSW south coast near shady damp gullies and streams.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Winter, All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Correa baeuerlenii
Common Name : Native Fuchsia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Yellow, Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Other insects