Correa glabra

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Rock Correa
Correa glabra.jpg
Scientific classification
C. glabra
Binomial name
Correa glabra

Correa rubra var. glabra (Lindl.) J.M.Black
Correa reflexa var. glabra (Lindl.) Court
Correa speciosa var. glabra (Lindl.) Benth.

Correa glabra (Rock Correa) is a tall shrub which is endemic to Australia.[1] It grows up to 2.7 metres in height. The elliptic leaves are 1 to 4 cm long and 5 to 17 mm wide. These have a strong lemon scent when crushed.[2] Flowers are mainly produced in April and May in the species native range, but may also appear sporadically throughout the year[1]


The species was first formally described in 1838 by botanist John Lindley in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia .[3]

There are three recognised subspecies as follows:

  • Correa glabra Lindl. var. glabra
  • Correa glabra var. leucoclada (Lindl.) Paul G.Wilson
  • Correa glabra var. turnbullii (Ashby) Paul G.Wilson (syn. Correa schlechtendalii Behr) - Narrow-bell Correa


Correa glabra may be used as a low screening shrub or as a container plant, and will attract birds to a garden. It will grow in a variety of soil types in sunny or partially shaded situations and withstands frost. It can be maintained to a compact shape by pinching back new growth.[4]

A number of cultivars have been recorded, including:

  • Corea glabra var. glabra 'Coliban River' — a compact, dense form selected from a wild population near the Coliban River in Kyneton, Victoria. It grows to 1.2 metres in height and width.[5]
  • C. glabra 'Apricot'[3]
  • C. glabra 'Barossa Gold'[3]
  • C. glabra 'Gold Leaf' [3]
  • C. glabra 'Ian Fardon'[3]
  • C. glabra var. glabra 'Inglewood Gold' — a form with gold flowers selected from a wild population near Inglewood, Victoria around 1980.[6]
  • C. glabra 'Studley Park'[3]
  • C. glabra 'Tambar Springs'[3]


  1. ^ a b "Correa glabra Lindl". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  2. ^ "Correa glabra ". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Correa glabra". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  4. ^ Greig, D. (1987). The Australian Gardener's Wildflower Catalogue. Australia: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0207154600.
  5. ^ "Correa 'Coliban River'". Australian Cultivar Registration Authority. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  6. ^ "Correa 'Inglewood Gold'". Australian Cultivar Registration Authority. Retrieved 2009-05-06.

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