Correa alba, commonly known as White Correa, is a shrub which is endemic to Australia. It grows to 1.5 metres in height, has reddish-brown hairy new growth. The leaves are near circular to ovate and have a round or cuneate base and a rounded tip. They are 1.5 to 3.5 cm long 1 to 2.7 cm wide with a hairless or (nearly hairless) upper surface and tomentose lower surface. The white or occasionally light pink four-petalled flowers usually appear between mid autumn and early winter (April to June in Australia).
The species was first formally described by Henry Charles Andrews in 1798. There are currently two recognised varieties:
Correa alba Andrews var. alba
Correa alba var. pannosa Paul G.Wilson - Velvet White Correa. Occurs on the south-west coast of Victoria and in the region near Encounter Bay in South Australia.
Correa alba is a hardy species in well-drained situations that withstands coastal exposure. A position in full sun is best for flowering, but it can also be grown in part shade. It may be used to create an informal hedge or as a container plant.