Eremophila divaricata – Spreading Emu Bush

This ornamental shrub has mauve to pink flowers with beautifully spotted throats through spring and summer. The foliage is fine and responds well to pruning.
Frost and drought tolerant, but dislikes excess humidity. Plant in a sunny spot, in a well drained alkaline soil. Can take some shade, and light to heavier soils.

Scientific Name:Eremophila divaricata
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Emu Bush
Other Common Names:Spreading Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.8 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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