Coral Heath

Epacris microphylla - botanical name

Epacris microphylla

Evergreen small slender shrub with wiry stems (0.6m x 0.6m) from Qld; NSW (including Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone regions); Vic & Tas. Tiny prickly cup-shaped leaves. White star shaped flowers; sometimes pink tinged abundant in the leaf axils throughout the year. Useful as a feature or mass planted especially in a bush garden. Must have moist well drained soil. Prune stems after flowering for compact growth. Frost and shade tolerant. Drought tolerant. Additional irrigation above natural rainfall may be required if growing conditions do not replicate the plant's natural occurrence.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Shade, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (Qld; NSW (damp heaths on Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone ); Vic & Tas)
  • Scale
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