Correa ‘Canberra Bells’ – Native Fuchsia


Canberra’s centenary demanded a very special Australian plant be selected to commemorate the event in the nation’s gardens. This delicate new hybrid correa features brightly bicoloured flowers in red and white that are borne in profusion through autumn and early winter. It forms a small, compact shrub that will benefit from tip pruning when small and a light trim after flowering only if necessary. It prefers a well drained soil type and likes some extra watering in dry periods. Grows well in sun to part shade.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Canberra Bells
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Correa
Common Name : Correa
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Cream, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects