Emu Bush

Eremophila racemosa

SKU
03485
This desert-loving shrub produces a festival of color. Pale green leaves are adorned by bunches of tubular yellow to orange to purple-pink flowers. Flowers are followed by grape-like berries. Plant in a narrow spot that needs attention. Evergreen.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationer-em-oh-FY-luh
Average Size at MaturityA moderate, upright grower, 4 to 6 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureTolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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