Eremophila hybrid ‘Meringur Isaac’

Eremophila ‘Meringur Isaac’ is a dense shrub 5m x 3m which has green leaves and which can be used as a feature shrub or small tree. Its flowers are large and deep lilac with darker spots on a cream background inside the throat. E. ‘Meringur Isaac’ is a registered cultivar and is a hybrid between Eremophila bignoniiflora and Eremophila polyclada. It flowers over the summer, from December to January, making it an attractive garden subject at a time when many plants have finished their spring flush.  Native bees and other insects will be attracted to its flowers.  It responds to pruning after flowering and is frost and drought hardy.

Pictures of Eremophila ‘Meringur Isaac’ above are by Brian Freeman.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
Cultivar Name: Meringur Isac
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit :
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses :
Scientific Name: Eremophila hybrid
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 5
Flower Color : Cream, Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects