Eremophila veronica – Emu Bush

A spreading, upright shrub to a metre high and wide, with masses of mauve flowers with spotted throats in autumn. Bird attracting. Native to arid inland areas in Western Australia, this plant needs good drainage and a sunny spot, and dislikes humidity. Drought and frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Eremophila veronica
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses: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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