Eremophila ‘Meringur Isaac’ is a dense shrub 5m x 3m which has green leaves and which can be used as a feature shrub or small tree. Its flowers are large and deep lilac with darker spots on a cream background inside the throat. E. ‘Meringur Isaac’ is a registered cultivar and is a hybrid between Eremophila bignoniiflora and Eremophila polyclada. It flowers over the summer, from December to January, making it an attractive garden subject at a time when many plants have finished their spring flush. Native bees and other insects will be attracted to its flowers. It responds to pruning after flowering and is frost and drought hardy.
Pictures of Eremophila ‘Meringur Isaac’ above are by Brian Freeman.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila hybrid|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Purple, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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