Eremophila nivea x drummondii: is one of a few hybrid Emu Bushes. This small shrub with upright growth habit has characteristics of both parents (Eremophila nivea and Eremophila drummondii). The dark green linear leaves are inherited from the latter parent whilst the mauve, tubular flowers owe their colour to the former parent. The plants become covered with flowers in spring and summer. When flowering, this hybrid Eremophila becomes an eye-catching plant. Our specimens have proved to be both frost resistant and drought tolerant.
A group of two or three plants cultivated close together would create an interesting “specimen clump”. The plants appreciate good drainage and pruning after flowering.
This hybrid Emu Bush propagates readily from cuttings.