Eremophila youngii – Emu Bush

This is an upright shrub to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, with red to pink flowers that birds love to visit. The main flowering occurs in winter and spring, with sporadic blooms for the rest of the year. One of the more adaptable Eremophilas provided it gets well drained soil and a sunny spot. If it needs feeding, a low phosphorus native fertiliser is best. Responds well to pruning.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Eremophila youngii
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects