backhouseana is coastal shrub. It
has thick, broad leaves that are hairless on the top. The petals are
greenish yellow, and like most Correa species held together
in a tube. It occurs on exposed, rocky and sandy shorelines on
the on the west and south coasts of Tasmania (compared to C.
alba, which occurs in similar habitats on the east and north
coasts, and has white, spreading petals).