A small shrub with a wiry growth habit and tiny leaves, which lights up at flowering time with charming drifts of small white flowers displayed on the ends of each stem. It is an easy care plant provided the need for a well drained soil is met. The main flowering period is in spring, with long lasting displays, but it also spot flowers through the rest of the year. Feed with a good native fertiliser in late winter to early spring. Naturally grows on sandy soils from Queensland to Victoria, in sun to part shade.
|Scientific Name:||Epacris microphylla|
|Other Common Names:||Coral Heath|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, All year|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Propagation Method:||Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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