2nd June - Epacris impressa - Native Heath

Epacris impressa

Erect shrub 20-120 cm tall. Flowers whit, pink or red. A polymorphic species, the plants varying in the colour and size of the flowers and in the shape and size of the leaves. Maybe 4 forms or races exist.

Flowers April to August.

Seems to need certain mycelium (fungi) in the soil to support it and therefore will be killed by high phosphate levels.

Difficult to grow from seed. Can be grown from cuttings.