Epacris_reclinata.jpg (61833 bytes)Epacris reclinata: is a member of the Epacridaceae family and is a dwarf shrub that reaches a maximum height of one metre.

The small, dark green, prickly leaves are heart-shaped and tightly clustered along the branches.

Flowers are tubular, about 1.5 centimetres long, pink to red, pendulous and carried at the leaf bases. The lengthy flowering period extends from April to September. The tubular flowers attract honeyeaters.

Epacris reclinata is found in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney where the species grows on damp sandstone cliff faces and ledges. The species often grows in company with Dracophyllum secundum, another Epacridaceae.

Epacris reclinata could be cultivated as a foreground shrub in native garden beds or containers.

Propagate from seed and cuttings.

 

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