Correa alba – The White Correa
Correa alba with its star shaped flowers is a native to coastal NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and Southern Queensland is ideal for coastal plantings.
Most correa alba seem to have a pink or mauve tint to them, however they are still called the ‘White Correa’
Growing to about 1m, Correa alba forms a nice rounded mound, frost resistant, full sun to part shade and nice blue green foliage. Flowering in winter to spring although this is a dense growing native plant can put out flowers year round.
Useful as a specimen in the garden border, or planted as a low growing border plant or hedge. Regarded as drought tolerant once established
The low growing nature of Correa Alba, along with dense foliage makes it well suited for use as a ground cover plant. C. alba var. pannosa is a lower growing species. Little pruning is required although some gardeners will pinch back new growth to help create a denser habit. Propagation is from cuttings or layering.
Correa alba – Summary Information
- Height – To around 1.5 metres.
- Spread – Will get to around 1.5 metre in width.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained, however tolerant of sandy soils.
- Position – Full sun.
- Flowers – White, often tinged with lilac.
- Flowering period – Winter to spring.
- Foliage – Rounded mid to deep green with a silvery reverse.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – yes.
- Coastal conditions – Yes