The important thing is to know when to prune and where to prune.
Eremophila calorhabdos – Emu Bush. An attractive and very drought tolerant shrub, with an interesting upright habit with long spears of stems. It bears bright pink to red flowers in winter to spring which are nectar rich, bringing birds and insects to the garden. Careful pruning of this plant will lead to great results- if you prune while it is young it will encourage the plant to be more dense, but still have the Common Name: Emu Bush.
Pruning. Pruning group 8. May need restrictive pruning if grown under glass. Propagation.
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Difficult to propagate from seed. Soak seed for several days before sowing at C in spring. Germination may take two weeks to two years or longer. Propagation methods. Grafting, Seed. Dec 28, The Eremophilas appreciate a tip prune once or twice a year, if you can prune after flowering that will help the shrub stay dense and compact. If you haven’t done it for a while I would suggest taking about 20% off all over and giving it some native slow release shrubgrinding.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Sep 19, These are very hardy.
Make sure it gets adequate sun, water it regularly for a few weeks to get the roots from the root ball into the surrounding soil. Tip prune ie. pinch off the top 2 cm of growth on each branch to keep the bush compact, otherwise they can grow into a woody and straggly shrubgrinding.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Shrubs also turned very woody and produced too many seedlings.
They grow well in poor soils, a low phosphate native plant fertilizer can be used, but use sparingly. For those gardeners living in the eastern states, especially in more humid areas, look for grafted plants for best performance.
Pruning. Eremophila can be pruned to preserve a bushy shape. They are best pruned directly after flowering and then shrubgrinding.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.