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.

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Family:Scrophulariaceae
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, Loamy, 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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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