C.Little_Cate.JPG (21409 bytes)Correa Little Cate: is a member of the Rutaceae family and is said to be a hybrid between two forms of Correa pulchella. These are thought to be: “Pink Mist” and “Minor”.

Correa Little Cate is a dense, spreading shrub with a height of 50 centimetres and a spread of 1.5 metres. The leaves are ovate to broad ovate, up to 25 millimetres long and dark green. The tubular flowers are bright pink and carried for many months. Peak flowering occurs between April and July.

Blooms are prominently displayed and attract honeyeaters. Tip prune occasionally to keep plants dense.

Correa Little Cate has proved to be drought and frost hardy. Its mounded, dense growth habit is reminiscent of the well-known Correa Dusky Bells.

Correa Little Cate is one of a number of recent Correa cultivar releases. This colourful variety was registered by the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority in September 2006.

Propagate from cuttings.

 

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