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Correa alba x backhouseana - 2018

AndrewR

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Correa alba x backhouseana - 2018

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.
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. Seems to have coped admirably with this year's weather conditions



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Ours is really doing well, so many flowers, compared to last year, also our peach coloured one has been out abut a month now....gave them a severe prune this year!

29 Oct, 2018

 

are they scented? They look so delicate.

12 Nov, 2018

 

I don't believe they. are, I will have a sniff tomorrow!

12 Nov, 2018

 

that is such a shame if not.

13 Nov, 2018



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