Eremophila youngii – Emu Bush

This is an upright shrub to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, with red to pink flowers that birds love to visit. The main flowering occurs in winter and spring, with sporadic blooms for the rest of the year. One of the more adaptable Eremophilas provided it gets well drained soil and a sunny spot. If it needs feeding, a low phosphorus native fertiliser is best. Responds well to pruning.

Scientific Name:Eremophila youngii
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-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
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants