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.

Scientific Name:Eremophila maculata
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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