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Dusky Bells Correa

Correa 'Dusky Bells'

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Dusky Bells Correa (Correa 'Dusky Bells') at Rainbow Gardens

Dusky Bells Correa

Dusky Bells Correa

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Red Australian Fuchsia

Description:

Dense, velvety gray-green leaves densly cover this low evergreen shrub; when massed it is a good groundcover; rosy-pink bell shaped flowers emerge in late winter and dangle at the end of the branches; drought tolerant once established

Ornamental Features

Dusky Bells Correa has rose bell-shaped flowers hanging below the branches from late winter to early spring, which are interesting on close inspection. It has grayish green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The oval leaves remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dusky Bells Correa is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dusky Bells Correa is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Dusky Bells Correa will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.