Botanical Name: Epacris pulchella
Common Name: Wallum Heath or NSW Coral Heath
Epacris: From Latin epi and akros, meaning up on the top, referring to where the plant typically grows, on the top of hills.pulchella: From Latin pulcher, meaning beautiful.
Habitat: In rocky heath, scrub, woodland and dry sclerophyll forests.
Soils: Sandy, moist, well drained, low nutrients.
Habit: Erect, narrow shrub 0.4 – 1.5m high.
Leaves: Heart-shaped with a sharp point.
Flowers: White to pinkish. Attracts nectar-feeding birds. Pollinated by butterflies, moths, beetles and flies.
Flowering time: Mainly January to May. Lives 10-20 years.
Range: NSW and Queensland coast and ranges.