Living up to its name Epacris longiflora does indeed have long flowers. Commonly called the Fuchsia heath the flower colour varies red to shades of pink with white tips.
Flowering time is in spring.
How to grow Epacris longiflora
This is naturally an understory shrub so try to mimic these conditions.
Best iron in dappled shade. Hot afternoon sun is not suitable.
A weak drained soil is essential.
Regular watering for the first 3 months will help the plant establish, however always allow the soil to dry a little between waterings.
Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool root run and help suppress weeds..
A little native plant fertiliser in early spring should be adequate.
- Growth habit
- This is a fairly upright gently arching shrub with an open grwoth habit, height varies from around .5metres to 2 metres depending on going conditions, soil and climate.
How to Prune Epacris longiflora
The best way to prune Epacris longiflora is simply by tip pruning. Regular tip pruning will encourage branching and give the plant a bushier look than its normal open habit.
The best time to tip prune most Epacris Species is immediately after flowering.
Look for new growth that has hardened off a little. The best time commence propagation from cuttings is in late summer.
We suggest placing each cutting in its on individual pot, this os because they are difficult to transplant at an early age. Keep the cuttings to around 7cm long for best results.