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Care of the plant Eremophila divaricata or Spreading emu bush.

Care of the plant Eremophila divaricata or Spreading emu bush

The genus Eremophila, family Scrophulariaceae, includes 250 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia. Some species are: Eremophila divaricata, Eremophila glabra, Eremophila laanii, Eremophila veronica, Eremophila compacta, Eremophila maculata.

Common name: Spreading emu bush.

They are evergreen shrubs with arched branches that reach 1.5 meters in height and 2 meters in width. The leaves are small, linear, alternately arranged and of an intense green color. The showy and abundant lipped flowers are lilac, pink or white with purple spots. They can bloom from spring to mid-summer.

They are used in borders, bushy groups, as isolated specimens and in pots for terraces.

Eremophila divaricata needs full sun or semi-shade exposure and a warm climate. They resist frosts down to -8 ºC.

They can grow in any type of soil (poor, sandy, clayey) but prefer well-drained soil that contains a little organic matter.

Water moderately, waiting until the substrate has dried well.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

Prune in late winter to maintain a more compact demeanor and remove dry branches.

They are very resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate from cuttings.

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Eremophila divaricata
Eremophila divaricata
Eremophila divaricata
Eremophila divaricata
 

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