Epacris, from Greek epi, upon, and acris, a hilltop, referring to preferred location of many Epacris. Breviflora, from Latin brevis, short, and flora, flower, referring to flowers.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the districts of Munderoo and Bringenbrong-Khancoban.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic.
Swamps and damp places at 350-1500m altitude.
Erect shrub, 50cm-1m high and sometimes 2m. Hairy branchlets and erect spreading leaves.
Moist, well-drained light to medium, fertile soil. Tolerates frost.
White, mostly summer, and sporadically. Conspicuous and fragrant.
Collect seed-bearing capsules when flowers wither. Dry flower-heads in paper bag and sieve dust-like seed to extract.
From cuttings of firm young growth (although may be difficult to strike). The bog method and/or smoke treatment may enhance germination. Sprinkle fine seeds over acid potting mix in late spring, and place under mist.
Stabilises soils in damp areas.
Excellent in containers and rockeries. Prune regularly to maintain bushiness.