Emu Bush

Eremophila spp

Emu bushes grow in a variety of soils and are very drought tolerant. Flowers vary from white, yellow, violet, purple, pink and red and attract Hummingbirds and other nectar feeders.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Non-native
Origin: Australia
Family: Myoporaceae
Size: Varies by species
Sun: Full
Watering: Supplemental watering
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Extremely salt and alkaline tolerant but needs good drainage
Temperature: Hardy to 20 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar plant for bees and hummingbirds
Notes: Flower times vary by species. Some common Emus are Red Valentine (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’) with lipstick red flowers from January through March, Yellow Emu (Eremophila maculata aurea) with light yellow flowers late winter through spring, Blue Emu (Eremophila hygrophana) with violet blue flower almost all year


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