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botanical name:
Correa backhousiana
Correa backhousiana © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Velvet Correa, Yellow Correa
family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Small evergreen shrub with small rounded, dark grey-green leaves, paler and velvety felted underneath. Pendant, tubular, greenish creamy yellow flowers, produced mostly between autumn and spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

cultivation:
Needs a mild climate but tolerates wind and some frost and will grow in most well drained soils. It is a natural coastal plant.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

other notes:
Native to Tasmania.

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