Common Names: Australian Fuchsia
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 1 to 2 ft. high, 3 to 4 ft. (to 8ft.) wide
Flowers: Pink fuchsia-like flowers, can be red or orange, late fall, winter, to spring; small 1in. leaves are deep green above and light green below
Uses: Ground cover, slopes, color, mixed plantings, large containers, near oak trees. Tolerates wind, salt spray. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Well-drained; likes poor, rocky soil
Water: Medium, but tolerates drought. Do not overwater.
Sun: Full sun; some shade in hot climates
Pruning: Prune to keep in check; tends to become rangy. However, regular light pruning simulates new growth and flowers
Pests & Diseases: Overwatering, poor drainage, and over-fertilizing can cause problems
Notes: Native to coastal edges and inland foothills of Australia. From citrus family, not fuchsia family. Similar to Correa calycina. Hardy to 20*F