Genus Species: Epacris impressa
Common / Product Name: Bega Red
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
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
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°C;, prefers cool root run.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.