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Epacris impressa     Common / Product Name: Bega Red

Genus Species: Epacris impressa    

Common / Product Name: Bega Red

Habit:   SMALL SHRUB (SS)

Available Sizes
14cm

Height x Width: 0.6 – 1m x 0.20 – 0.60m

Pruning:   Light Medium

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   High

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Late Winter / ends: Early Spring

Flower Colour:   Red

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Tolerates temperatures as low as -8°C.

Upper Temperatures: Suitable for conditions similar to alpine areas. Tolerates temperatures to low 40’s&degC;, prefers cool root run.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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