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Correa alba - Andrews.
                 
Common Name Cape Barren Tea
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and rocky habitats by the coast[154, 157, 200].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Tasmania.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Correa alba Cape Barren Tea


Correa alba Cape Barren Tea
   
Physical Characteristics
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Correa alba is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

The leaves can be used as a tea substitute[2, 177, 183]. They are pleasantly aromatic with a sweetish flavour[144, 154].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a freely draining lime-free peaty soil or a sandy soil rich in organic matter and a sunny position[1, 200]. Another report says that plants do best in a well-drained, rather poor soil with some limestone[260]. Plants are very resistant to salt spray[157]. This species is hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157], though this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters. Plants can tolerate at least short-lived frosts down to about -5°c in Britain[200] and they can be grown on a sunny wall in the milder parts of the country[1, 166]. In S. Cornwall they succeed as free-growing shrubs[1].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. Fresh seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c[164]. Stored seed can be difficult to germinate, leaching with water can help, or perhaps a short burst of fire will initiate germination[260]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a shaded frame[200]. Cuttings are generally quite easy to root[260].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Andrews.
Botanical References
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Sandra Smith Mon Apr 28 2008
I planted my Correa in the summer of 2007. It started flowering in November and is still in full bloom today (end April 2008). I am definitely going to try some cuttings later this summer. I am hoping it will eventually achieve 6' in order to obscure an unsightly fence.
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