Correa decumbens x
0.3 m x 1 m
Grows naturally on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills. Hybrid form.
Small spreading dense shrub with pink/green bell flowers which poke out at all angles. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil, full sun to part shade. Suits rockeries, tubs, foreground planting in garden. Attracts birds.
The distinguishing feature of Correa decumbens is that the flowers stand vertically upright from the long stems which lie flat along the ground. Birds hop along the ground and poke their beaks in to get at the nectar. There are many unnamedhybrids of this species with flowers that poke out at all angles.