Eremophila bowmanii ssp latifolia- Velvet Fuschia Bush

A very drought hardy small shrub, very popular for the silver grey foliage which has a soft and felty texture. Grows around a metre high and wide and can be up to three metres. It has purple mauve mid sized flowers from winter to spring, and they are nectar rich bringing birds and insects to the garden to feed. It naturally grows in inland arid places on alkaline soils. It can be grafted to suit more humid areas and acid soils. Frost tolerant. Tip prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Eremophila bowmanii
Common Name : Fuschia Bush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects