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Correa 'Coconut Ice'

Correa alba x reflexa 'Coconut Ice'

 ORIGIN: The origin of Correa 'Coconut Ice' is unknown. It has been grown in gardens in Canberra and Victoria for some time. It may be a hybrid between C. alba var alba and C. reflexa var. reflexa. The cultivar name refers to the similarity of the flower colour to the colour of a well-known confectionary of the same name. The applicant is Mrs Cherree Densley for the ASGAP Correa Study Group.

DESCRIPTION: Correa ‘Coconut Ice’ is a spreading evergreen shrub which grows to approximately 1m high by 2m wide. Foliage is of moderate density. Leaves cordate, 15-25 mm long x 10-20 mm wide. Flowers 2 - 2.5 cm long, petals tightly recurved, pale pink with cream tips. Flowering time is from May to October.

DIAGNOSIS: The flower length (2 - 2.5 cm) is shorter than C. reflexa but longer than C. alba. The colour (pale pink with cream tips) also sets it apart from both parent species. The degree of flaring of the corolla lobes is intermediate between these species.

COLOUR CODE : RHS Colour Chart 1995

Flowers: 65B grading to 155C at tips

Leaves upper surface: 137A

Lower surface: 195B

CULTIVATION: This easily propagated cultivar is adaptable to a wide range of climatic conditions. It prefers a sunny position but will tolerate shade. Relatively long flowering period.

REFERENCE SPECIMEN: ACC 773, ACRA 738, CBG 9914019

ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 1 September 1999