Eremophila racemosa – Emu Bush

This is an upright shrub to around a metre tall and wide, with either red-purple or white and yellow flowers with a two toned effect. The flowers are attractive to birds and various insects, and appear mainly in spring, with sporadic flowering for the rest of the year. Best in drier climates, as they can be short lived in more humid areas. Like a well drained soil in full sun, and a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought and frost hardy.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Eremophila racemosa
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Yellow, Red, Purple
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects