Correa glabra

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Rock Correa
Correa glabra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Correa
Species: 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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