Australian Native Plants

  Lambertia ericifolia (Heath-Leaf Honeysuckle)


Lambertia ericifolia photo
Lambertia ericifolia Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Lambertia ericifolia in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Heath-Leaf Honeysuckle

Description
Heath-leaved Honeysuckle is a spreading shrub or tree. It produces orange to red tubular flowers from spring to autumn. The leaves are narrow and linear , about 8mm to 20mm long and 1.5mm wide. Fruit is ovoid and about 1cm long with a beak at the end. Plants often have an open habit, but can be kept bushier in the garden by pruning.

Height
1.4m - 5m

Spread
1m - 2.5m

Habitat
grows on sandy clay, sand, gravelly loam or laterite on foothills, slopes and range ridges

Distribution
endemic to the south-west of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Lambertia
Species:ericifolia
Common Name:Heath-Leaf Honeysuckle


Relatives in same Genus
  Lambertia multiflora