A tough and easy care medium sized shrub, with dense green foliage with a grey tinge, and beautiful contrasting bright pink flowers from mid winter through to summer, with spot flowering for the rest of the time. Bird attracting, and the mid winter flowering is especially useful when nectar is scarce. It tolerates drought and heavy frost, likes well drained soil. Prune after the main flowering to encourage an even more dense growth habit. It is a cross between two species, Eremophila calorhabdos and E. splendens.
All photographs of Eremophila ‘Beryl’s Gem’ are by Russell Wait. A portion of income from sales of ‘Beryl’s Gem’ go to the Australian Plants Society of Australia’s Eremophila Study Group, to benefit their continuing work on Eremophila.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila calorhabdos x splendens|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Tar Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||1.3 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter, All year|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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