White Correa, Correa alba grows in the most expensive real estate along the north and east coast of Tasmania. They live with breathtaking ocean vistas, absolute beach frontage, granite boulders, turquoise waters and surrounded by coastal reserve. White Correa has a unique coastal lifestyle living with fierce coastal sea winds, salt spray and sandy soils. And despite being terrorised by whatever the the sea can dish out, it always remains beautiful, not a leaf out of place, enjoying their seaside home.
The Correa flowers have four white petals that look like beautiful stars on a grey background of leaves. Correa flowers during the winter months, and so is an important nectar source for birds when food is scarce, and more importantly, it creates incredible beauty in our gardens. White Correa has lovely grey leaves and when planted with greenery it makes other plants stand out in contrast to the grey.
Even though White Correa is a coastal plant growing in deep sands, it is equally happy growing inland in all well drained soil types, and is frost hardy to at least -8C. Correa bushes are quite dense, so it makes a perfect thick low growing hedge to 1.5m. It does well when trimmed after flowering, keeping it neat and tidy.
Correa alba was used in gardens in England as early as the late 1800's and became popular as well in Europe soon after. White Correa tea was used by the early settlers, but unfortunately we haven't followed this tradition. To make the tea just pick a fresh young tip and place in your teacup. Pour over boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. remove the correa sprig and your tea is ready to enjoy with its beautiful refreshing flavour.
If watering plants isn't your thing, then White Correa is for you. if caring for plants isn't your thing, then White Correa is for you. But if tea is your thing, then White Correa is for you.