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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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