Correa alba Andrews

White Correa


Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Correa

Category: Shrub

Size: To 5' tall and wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Oval leaves, grey-green with short-haired undersides. White flowers in the leaf axils, lily-shaped, to 1" diameter.

From Bot. Repos. [quote; ...the Alba grows to a shrub of the height of four or five feet, woody and tough; both stem and leaves are covered with a thick flannelly substance, particularly the under side of the leaves, which gives the whole plant a whitish appearance. It continues to flower through the months of April, May, and June; may be propagated easily by cuttings, should be kept as a hardy greenhouse plant and thrives best in peat earth.]

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 18 in 1798.

Native to Australia.

From Bot. Repos.: ...it was first raised in the year 1793, from seeds which were given by Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, to J. Vere, Esq. of Kensington-gore... It receives its generic title from Mr. Joseph Correa de Serra, a native of Portugal; a gentleman of very distinguished talents as a man of science in general, and botany in particular.

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