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The Emu Bush

The Emu bush is in the Figwort family (Eremophila plant).  It is also called the Valentine bush.  It grows well in the arid desert southwest.  It can tolerate poor soil and does not require much water once established.  This is a good plant for Xeriscaping landscape or as a stand-alone plant.

Place it full sun for some great color during the winter seasons.  It is an evergreen bush and it blooms during the cold season. It is an amazing hardy bush…and requires no fertilizer!

The cold tolerance is about 15° Fahrenheit.

How big does Emu bush get?

It can grow up to 10 ft. in height and about 5-6 ft. in width.

 

The Emu Bush
The Emu or Valentine Bush

 

The Emu Bush
Close up of Emu Bush Flower.
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