Eremophila racemosa ‘Peaches And Cream’ – Emu Bush

A lovely Eremophila with masses of lemon-gold flowers which open to cream coloured, contrasting nicely with the mid green foliage. It blooms in spring and again in autumn, and will attract nectar loving birds. It grows to around a metre and a half tall and wide. Needs a well drained soil, will grow in full sun to part shade. Very drought tolerant, but dislikes excess humidity which can shorten the life of the plant.

Family:Myoporaceae
Scientific Name:Eremophila racemosa
Cultivar:Peaches And Cream
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower
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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.