Epacris longiflora ‘Nectar Pink’

An open growing shrub with small pointed leaves, and a beautiful sight in flower, with long tubular pink flowers massed along the stems. Very attractive to nectar loving birds and insects. Grows to around a metre high and wide. Flowers in spring and again in autumn. Likes a moist but well drained slightly acid soil and light shade, protect from winds. Mulch to help keep the soil moist and cool. Tolerates light frost. Good in a pot.

Scientific Name:Epacris longiflora
Common Name:Epacris
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects

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