About Us Armidale is situated on the Northern Tablelands of NSW. The region experiences heavy frosts in winter and cooler temperatures in summer than most other parts of Australia. Correas prefer a temperate climate but are very adaptable. They must have good drainage and filtered shade is preferable for most species. The Living Collection is divided between garden planted species and a potted collection.
Maria Hitchcock OAM is a Life Member of the Australian Native Plants Society. She was leader of the Correa Study Group for 16 years from 1991 - 2007. She is author of 'Correas - Australian Plants for Waterwise Gardens' Rosenberg 2010. While Study Group Leader Maria travelled all over Australia collecting and photographing Correas in their natural habitat. Many were subsequently introduced to gardeners and are now mainstream garden plants. New cultivars are being produced all the time. The best known are the Bywong hybrids. Correa Canberra Bells was selected as the floral symbol of Canberra's recent centenary celebrations. The collection aims to include all the species and as many named cultivars as possible.