Correa_decumbens.JPG (13717 bytes)Correa decumbens: Most Correas grow into small to medium shrubs. Correa decumbens is an exception because it has a ground covering growth habit with a spread of about one metre. Dark green, shiny foliage and tubular red and green flowers characterise this Correa. Flowering occurs in spring and summer, which is unusual because most Correas flower in autumn and winter. Because of its prostrate growth habit, the flowers are held upright on the stems. The flowers are rich in nectar and attract honey-eating birds. Apparently there is a form with more upright growth habit. This form is found on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia.
Correa decumbens is an ideal plant for rockeries and native cottage gardens.
Propagates readily from cuttings.