Eremophila nivea – Emu Bush

A beautiful silvery foliaged shrub with purple tubular flowers in spring and summer. A good plant for drier areas, as it will be short lived in more humid areas. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. It is helpful to mound the soil to improve drainage. Prune lightly after flowering. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Grafted plants will perform better in more humid areas.

Scientific Name:Eremophila nivea
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Emu Bush
Other Common Names:Silky Eremophila
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Grafting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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