Eremophila hybrid ‘Beryl’s Gem’

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
Cultivar:Beryl's Gem
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
Flower Colour:Pink
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
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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Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


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Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


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