Common Correa (red)

Scientific NameCorrea reflexa var. reflexa (Heathland Form: red)
Size and formAttractive small shrub 1-2m high and 1-2m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe 4-petalled, tubular, crimson flowers with green-yellow tips are nectar producing. Leaves are narrowly ovate-shaped, with a slightly rough texture and lightly toothed margins. Leaves are discolourous; the upper surface is dark green and the lower surface white to light green with soft hairs. Stems are hairy.
Growing conditionsCorreas prefer well-drained soils in a full-sun or part-shade position. They respond well to pruning after flowering. The flowers are bird attracting. Correas easily hybridise with other Correa varieties.