Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
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