C.lawrenciana.JPG (40423 bytes)Correa lawrenciana: is a member of the Rutaceae family and is known as the Mountain Correa.

Correa lawrenciana varies in height from small shrubs to small trees. Within this species there are a number of varieties.

The variety illustrated appears to be Correa lawrenciana var. glandulifera and is growing in our garden.

This variety grows into a shrub that may reach a height exceeding three metres. Over a period of four years our specimen has reach a height of two metres. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate and up to eight centimetres long. They are soft, slightly aromatic when crushed and the under surface is covered in small hairs.

The tubular flowers are about 25 millimetres long and greenish yellow. Blooms appear between March and November. They are usually not profuse and hidden amongst the foliage. Honeyeaters seek out the flowers.

This variety is found on the margins of rainforest in the Northern Tablelands, of New South Wales and southern Queensland.

This is not the most spectacular Correa but has attractive foliage and could be cultivated in native hedgerows.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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