Eremophila maculata ‘Carmine Star’ – Emu Bush

An ornamental low growing shrub with beautifully coloured bright pink flowers with spotted throats, which are attractive to birds and insects. Flowers in late spring. It has green foliage and makes a good low hedge plant if pruned to keep dense. Prefers well drained heavier alkaline soils, and likes a sunny to part shaded spot. Drought and frost tolerant. Eremophila maculata foliage could be toxic to stock and humans if eaten.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
Cultivar Name: Carmine Star
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Eremophila maculata
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects