Epacris reclinata or ‘Fuchsia Heath’ is a small shrub with attractive flowers.
This is an evergreen shrub that flowers profusely, and like most Epacris Varieties can be grown in containers or in a rock garden.
When in full flowers the weight of the flowers will cause the branches to droop a little giving it a nice pendulous look.
The foliage is held close to the stem and is sharp and pointed.
This is one of the Australian Heaths, it will flower for most of the year except ing during summer months.
How to grow Epacris reclinata
- Best in a well drained soil so either build up the garden bed to improve drainage or add extra drainage material.
- A sunny position with a little afternoon shade is ideal.
- Mulch around the plant tp maintain a cool moist root run.
- Do not underplant the ‘Fuchsia Heath’ or move it after it is established as it resents root disturbance.
This is a shrub that can become a little untidy over time, however it is also one that does respond well to pruning.
Two Type of Pruning
- Tip prune after flowering each year, this promote a nice bushy habit..
- As the plant matures you can hard prune it in spring to regenerate the plant.