Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ – Native Fuchsia


An old favourite dense mounding shrub with profuse flowering from autumn through winter and on to spring. Great shrubbery plant that is a great small bird attractor. Prune straight after flowering to encourage new and more dense growth, and feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. The leaves have a pleasing citrus smell when crushed. At its best in moist but well drained soil, tolerates medium frost levels and dry spells, sun to half shade.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Dusky Bells
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter, All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Correa
Common Name : Native Fuchsia
Height : 1
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects