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Epacris impressa

Australian heath

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.4m to 2m
  • Spread0.25m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink, red, white
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Epacris impressa (Australian heath). A branched evergreen clump from New South Wales to Tasmania, Australia. Bears ovate, deep green leaves and terminal racemes of pink, red or white flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

New South Wales to Tasmania

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Flowered stems may be shortened after flowering to maintain a neat habit.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenhouse plants may be infested with scale insects.

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