Australian Fuchsia
Correa 'Carmine Bells'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Correa (KOR-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Carmine Bells
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pink Bells, Dusky Bells)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Citrus Heights, California

Long Beach, California

Brookings, Oregon (2 reports)

West Linn, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 14, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very compact, dense shrub. Dusky pink-red blooms appear from Autumn (Fall)-Early Spring. Very pretty Australian Native. Prefers semi-shade. pokerboy.

Positive

On Apr 28, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

This plant is so low growing it is effectively a dense ground cover.It is a pleasant shrub,attractive to birds and evergreen.

Positive

On Oct 20, 2002, PotEmUp from Fremont, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Probably a hybrid between Correa reflexa and Correa pulchella. Known as 'Pink Bells', 'Dusky Bells' and 'Carmine Bells'. Correa is an Australian Native. Flower resembles fuchsia, but plant is a low growing shrub.