Pink Australian Fuschia
4' x 5'
Dark Green Oval Leaves
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
Correa pulchella is one of the most common correa. It is a mounding shrub with thick green foliage and light pink, 1/2 - 3/4 inch long, tube shaped flowers that bloom from late fall through the winter months. It is one of the few winter blooming shrubs that do well in our climate. It grows well in dry shade and can be used under oak trees. Use as a ground cover, in containers or in the front of a shrub border. Can be used for erosion control on slopes or banks.
Plant slightly above soil grade in well-drained location. Do not disturb root ball. Needs no amendments or fertilizers. Overwatering or overfeeding can kill it. Plant in full sun in coastal areas and partial shade in hot, sunny parts of Marin. It is tolerant of most soils, including alkaline soils. This plant is fairly drought tolerant once established. Light trimming in the spring will help it to retain a compact shape. Light pruning will also stimualte new growth and flower potential
It is attractive to bees, and hummingbirds.
It has no serious pests or diseases
Master Gardener Comments
This is one of my favorite plants, mainly because it requires so little attention and blooms in the winter. There are may varieties but my favorite is C. pulchella ' Pink Erye' because of its lovey rounded shape. I trim it lightly in the spring to keep its rounded but do very little else and it rewards me each winter with loveyl delicate pink flowers.
C. pulchella 'Pink Eyre' - pale pink flowers
C. pulchella 'Pink Flamingo' - salmon pink flowers