• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Correa 'Dusky Bells'

Australian fuchsia 'Dusky Bells'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Australian fuchsia 'Dusky Bells'

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  • Other common names Australian fuchsia 'Dusky Bells'

  • Synonyms Correa backhouseana 'Dusky Bells'
    Correa decumbens 'Dusky Bells'

  • Genus Correa are evergreen shrubs with lance-shaped to rounded leaves, scurfy beneath, and solitary or clustered tubular flowers with 4 spreading lobes

  • Family Rutaceae / Rutaceae

  • Details 'Dusky Bells' is a low spreading evergreen shrub with scurfy stems, ovate leaves and pendent, tubular carmine-red flowers to 2.5cm in length from autumn to spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Spreading / Branched

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Grow under glass in lime-free potting compost in full light with good ventilation. Top dress in spring

Propagation Propagate by seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests Prone to scale insects under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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