Epacris microphylla – Coral Heath

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
Common Name:Heath
Other Common Names:Coral Heath
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, All year
Ph Level:Acid
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants