Valentine® Red Emu Bush
Eremophila maculata 'Valentine'
Pronunciation: er-em-oh-FY-luh mak-yuh-LAH-tuh
|Description||A durable, compact evergreen shrub with a softly rounded shape, consisting of small grey-green summer foliage that develops a purplish hue in the winter. A profusion of inch-long, red tubular flowers form at branch tips in late winter to early spring. Creates a nice informal hedge in an arid xeriscape, providing excellent winter color.|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally.|
|Blooms||Mid-winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Accent|
|Companion Plants||Muhly (Muhlenbergia); Desert Willow (Chilopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Palo Verde (Cercidium); Mesquite (Prosopis); Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum)|
|Care||Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Avoid over-watering. Slow growing until established. Blooms on new growth; prune in late spring after flowering to promote dense growth and prolific bloom.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.