Eremophila racemosa – Emu Bush

This is an upright shrub to around a metre tall and wide, with either red-purple or white and yellow flowers with a two toned effect. The flowers are attractive to birds and various insects, and appear mainly in spring, with sporadic flowering for the rest of the year. Best in drier climates, as they can be short lived in more humid areas. Like a well drained soil in full sun, and a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought and frost hardy.

Scientific Name:Eremophila racemosa
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Yellow, Red, Purple
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants