Eremophila ‘Meringur Midnight’ is a large shrub which grows 3-4m high by 2-3m wide and is useful as a feature large shrub. It has attractive bright green linear leaves with a pendulous habit. Flowers are large and elongated, dark purple measuring 35mm x 10mm. Unlike many Eremophila, the flower has no spots. Flowering time is from August to October. The plant is drought and frost hardy once established and will attract insects including native bees. E. ‘Meringur Midnight’ is a hybrid between Eremophila bignoniiflora and Eremophila viscida and is a registered cultivar.
Above photos are by Russell Wait.
|Scientific Name:||Eremophila hybrid|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Tar Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, 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|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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