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PlantFiles: Fuchsia Heath
Epacris longiflora

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Family: Epacridaceae
Genus: Epacris (EE-puh-kris) (Info)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative MEG1950 On May 10, 2010, MEG1950 from Parrish, FL wrote:

Have a ?
Have tried many, many times to grow this plant in my area with no success.
Live in zone 9 and have been buying them at area garden centers.
What seems to be my problem? They bloom and last in the garden till all blooms are gone and then the plant dies?
Thanks for any info u can give me?
P. Stapleton

Neutral macybee On Aug 29, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This genus of heath-like shrubs contains 38 species from Australia and New Zealand. They are wiry-stemmed evergreens with small, crowded, sometimes prickly leaves and tubular or star-shaped flowers. Those with tubular flowers are reminiscent of the showy southern African ericas. Cultivated species may grow to around 5' high but are usually clipped back to keep them tidy.
CULTIVATION: They thrive in moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade. They will tolerate occasional light frosts, but prefer a warm-temperate climate. Propagate from seed in spring or from cuttings in summer.

E longiflora: This species from eastern Australia blooms in spring and summer and has 1 1/2" red tubular flowers with white tips. The pendulous blooms hang from the undersides of the stems and may occur in such profusion that the branches bend under their weight. The 1/2", roughly diamond-shaped leaves have sharp tips.
Zones 9-11
(Bontanica Encyclopedia)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Parrish, Florida



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