An attractive small shrub with long lasting displays of beautiful white tipped rose pink bell flowers from autumn through to spring, and is great for brightening the garden in winter which is it’s peak flowering time. Good for small honey eating birds and for cut flowers. New foliage growth is a nice contrasting orange-pink. Best in well drained slightly acid sandy soils with regular moisture, part shade but will grow in sunny spots too. Great for container growing. Tip prune after flowering and feed with a good native fertiliser.
|Scientific Name:||Epacris longiflora x reclinata|
|Other Common Names:||Fuchsia Heath|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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