Epacris impressa ‘Bega’

A very attractive and long flowering small to medium sized shrub, with masses of clear red tubular bell shaped flowers from autumn, through winter and on to spring. ‘Bega’ is a more reliable form of the very eye catching Epacris for gardens. It does best in a well drained soil in semi shade or sun. It is helpful to mulch around the plant to help keep the root run cool and moist. A great plant for container growing. Lightly prune after flowering to encourage a more compact shape. Epacris impressa is the floral emblem of Victoria.

Scientific Name:Epacris impressa
Common Name:Heath
Other Common Names:Common Heath
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.8 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly

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