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Correa backhouseana 'Alba' - 2017

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Correa backhouseana 'Alba' - 2017

A winter flowering shrub you are unlikely to find in any run-of-the-mill Garden Centre, mine came from a small nursery stand at an RHS Show last year.
This needs a sheltered position, sunny or perhaps slightly shaded, when it will eventually make a shrub up to six feet tall and slightly more across. The early growth is more upright, middle-age spread only setting in later in its life. Their preference is for a slightly acid soil, not too wet, but one that doesn't dry out either. It should take -5C, maybe a couple of degrees colder, but nothing below that. The flowers are usually either pink or a creamy-green colour, but I found this white form.



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I've just noticed, as of 5pm today (31st October), there are a few available on EBAY

31 Oct, 2017

 

Andrew I bought ours on eBay quite a few years ago, we have the alba and a pretty pink/cream one,lots of flowers this year...

1 Nov, 2017



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