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.

Scientific Name:Eremophila bowmanii
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Fuschia Bush
Other Common Names:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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