Common Beard-heath, Beard-heath, Common Bread-heath.
Presence in Australia
Noted around Albury and in Burkes-Graveyard catchment. Possibly also in similar country elsewhere in region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Heath and woodland on sandy soil.
Slender upright wiry shrub 35-45cm high with green leaves.
Prefers well-drained soil in filtered sun or semi-shade. Moderately frost tolerant.
Often abundant, white, fragrant, bearded flowers, Jul-Dec.
Early Nov-late Feb. Monitor closely as Leucopogon species quickly shed mature seeds.
From seed, or cuttings of firm young growth. Try sowing fresh seed in early winter in soil from beneath parent plants. Unstratified seed may germinate in 3-18 months. Some growers have germinated bird-ingested seed.
Excellent ornamental for containers and gardens, where it can fill small gaps between other shrubs. Impressive flowering. Rejuvenate old plants by hard pruning.