Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Correa 'Ivory Bells' originated in San Francisco, USA. It is said to have C. alba and C. backhouseana as its parents. Registration was sought by ANBG as it is widely distributed and the name should be formalised.
DESCRIPTION: A small dense shrub it grows to 1-2m x 2-3m. Flowers are 2.5 cm long, ivory to tan with recurved lobes. The leaves are 3cm x 2cm elliptic to ovate, dull dark green and glabrous above, pale greenish tan and hairy below. Its main flowering is from June to December but also sporadic flowers can occur.
DIAGNOSIS: The floral tube of Correa alba is split into 4 separate segments and the flowers are upright. C. backhouseana has tubular flowers that occasionally split and they are pendulous. Correa 'Ivory Bells' has semi pendulous flowers. The flower colour is the distinguishing feature of the cultivar.
CULTIVATION NOTES: It is a vigorous cultivar and most adaptable as to position and soils. It will grow in most well drained soils with dappled shade in full or partial sun. It responds well to pruning. Propagation should be from cuttings.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
petals: close to Yellow Green Group 154D
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC433, ACRA285, CBG8801144
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 9 August 1995