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Products > Eremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold'
 
Eremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold' - Gold Emu Bush
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myoporaceae (Now Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Eremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold' (Gold Emu Bush) - A durable large scale evergreen groundcover that grows to 2 feet tall and can spread to up to 12 feet wide. In late fall through spring appear masses of tubular yellow flowers that can nearly cover the plant. Plant in full sun but also grows well in part day sun or light shade. Best in a soil that drains well and can perform well in clay, but only on a slope or a mound where it drains freely. Will tolerate infrequent irrigation but more robust with occasional watering, though spread can be controlled by not overwatering. Grows well even in inland heat and cold hardy to 15° F and has a high tolerance of salt and alkaline conditions, so should also perform well in near coastal situations. This should prove to be a nice weed suppressing groundcover for large spaces where it provides winter flowers for show and to attract hummingbirds. Eremophila glabra is a widespread species found in the dry areas of all mainland states of Australia. This plant is a natural form that comes from Mingenew, Western Australia, inland from Geraldton. The name for the genus was derived the Greek word 'erêmos' meaning "lonely" or "desert" and 'phílos' meaning "dear" "beloved" in reference to the plants in the genus growing in arid climate locations. The specific epithet is from the Latin word 'glaber' meaning "without hairs" or "smooth surfaced" in reference to the shiny glabrous leaves. Eremophila is closely related to Myoporum and were long placed in the same family, the Myoporaceae, but this family has been absorbed into the Figwort family, the Scrophulariaceae and placed in the Myoporeae Tribe. Our original stock of this plant from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Eremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold'.