Rock Correa, Smooth Correa.
Correa, after Portuguese scholar and botanist Jose Francesco Correia da Serra (1750-1823). Glabra, from Latin glaber, without hair.
Up to 2.7m.
Presence in Australia
Noted only in Bowna-Jindera district. Probably more widespread in the past prior to grazing pressures.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Rocky habitats, mostly in open woodland.
Erect shrub to 2.7m high with stems woody at base. Dense aromatic oval leaves and bell-shaped tubular flowers. Isolated plants or in small clumps.
Well-drained soil in semi-shade. Resents poor drainage. Tolerates drought and frost.
Fast-growing. Palatable to livestock. Generally in rocky areas inaccessible to stock.
Pale green, sporadic, but chiefly May-Aug. Bell-shaped.
Difficult and tedious.
From cuttings, which strike readily, or from seed. Most sources recommend leaching seeds for several weeks; however, some growers indicate that seeds germinate readily without treatment.
Good habitat. Flowers are a nectar source for native birds, including the Eastern Spinebill.
Attractive and useful for hedges, screening and tubs. Readily cultivated.