Species: Eremophila longifolia Family: Myoporaceae Synonyms: Stenochilus longifolius Vernacular names: `Berrigan', `Emu bush', `Dogwood'. E. longifolia can be propagated from seed, cuttings, transplanting root suckers or grafting. 2009. Br., Prod. Combined Proceedings of the International Plant Propagators’ Society, 57:230-3. http://pngplants.org/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Eremophila~longifolia. longifolia – from Latin, meaning long leaves. Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH). Without enough rain, flowers will not turn into fruit. Pink to brownish red tubular flowers, 2-3 cm long, grow in clusters of 1 to 5 in leaf axils, and may appear along branches. Australian Native Plants Society. 17 (1858). In southern Australia E. longifolia should be planted at the end of March to establish sufficiently before winter. Wrigley, J. Mature seed pod of Eremophila longifolia Frontal view of a Major Mitchell's Cockatoo feeding in an Emu-bush (Eremophila longifolia) [Near Bourke, NSW, September 2012] Overview of an Eremophila debilis shrub on our property Closer look at the fruit of Eremophila debilis Spotted Bowerbird collecting fruits of Eremophila debilis ; N.T. Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP). It has many ceremonial and medicinal uses. IBIS database, Australian Government, Canberra. Fruit drupaceous, ovoid-oblong to subglobular, 5-12 x 5-12 mm, glabrous. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. Common name: Weeping emubush, berrigan, long-leaved eremophila. Stem cuttings should be collected when the plant is healthy. Horticulturalist, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. APNI* Description: Root-suckering shrub to small tree to 8 m high, branches ± tuberculate, pubescent, hairs appressed or spreading, usually non-glandular or rarely with glandular or a mixture of both. Eremophila longifolia. 517 (1810). G O'Reilly 26 October 2020 At 12:00 pm Grafting has the benefit of eliminating root suckers. Chinnock, R.J. 1992. Too much water makes them susceptible to disease, root rot and frost damage. Eremophila longifolia belongs to the family Myoporaceae. 1997. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. Eremophila longifolia AUSTRALIAN NATIVE EXTRACT S NATIVE EXTRACTS' innovation in CELLULAR EXTRACTION uses Biomimicry to deliver the first 'True to Nature' Emu Bush extract, delivering its full plant profile of water-soluble phyto-actives, as they exist in nature – … Weber, H. 2010. 3 Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd, Melbourne. Eremophila longifolia can reproduce by root suckering, with an established shrub often being surrounded by a … There are a number of treatment methods for seeds including splitting fruits to extract seed, exposing seed to smoke, and scarification of seed surface to allow penetration of moisture and oxygen. Cuttings may not strike easily, and propagation from seed is unreliable. Seed is a single hard four-celled stone. Traditional Bush Medicines: An Aboriginal Pharmacopoeia. Eremophila longifolia is a SHRUB growing to 6 m (19ft 8in). 2009. Eremophila and allied genera: a monograph of the Myoporaceae. It prefers an open sunny position with no shade, and will tolerate moderate frost. E. longifolia is a very hardy plant that requires minimal care. Published illustration: Some low phosphorus fertilizer mixed into soil when planting will boost initial growth. Western Australian Museum, Perth. It has drooping branches with grey-green pendulous leaves, up to 20 cm long, narrow and tapered at both ends. It is distributed in arid and semi-arid regions of all mainland states, and is absent from the wetter coastal belt along eastern Australia and south-western Western Australia. Society for Growing Australian Plants, South Australia. 2007. Eremophila longifolia. It can be a spindly shrub or a neat, spreading shrub or tree. It is also good fodder for cattle and sheep. Synonymy: Stenochilus longifolius R. Some flowers are present all year, with profuse flowering from spring to early summer. It can be a spindly shrub or a neat, spreading shrub or tree. ; Qld; N.S.W. ... Weeping emubush, berrigan, long-leaved eremophila. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. IBIS database, Australian Government, Canberra. Eremophila longifolia is an evergreen rounded shrub to small tree with drooping branches and grey-green pendulous leaves up to 20 cm long, narrow and tapered at both ends. Fruit is globular with a diameter around 1 cm, fleshy and black-purple when ripe. Carmen, P. & Corsini, B. Eremophila longifolia (R.Br.) http://asgap.org.au/e-long.html, Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research. Nov. Holl. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. Eremophilas for the garden. 2007. S.Aust. It is extremely drought tolerant and once established, no watering is required. It … http://asgap.org.au/APOL15/sep99-2.html (Accessed 29/01/10). F. E. longifolia will respond to heavy pruning, with fresh new growth within weeks. Habit: Eremophila longifolia is usually a large shrub to 2 metres, but can reach a height of 7 or 8 metres. comm.). Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3–20 cm long, 3–14 mm wide, apex attenuate, margins entire, pubescent to tomentose, often glabrescent. Finely hairy youngish shoots give it a grey appearance. : NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL. Bindon, P. 1996. Eremophila longifolia can reproduce by root suckering, with an established shrub often being surrounded by a … Barr, A., Chapman, J., Smith, N. & Beveridge, M. 1988. The best method for propagation is to dig up some of the suckers and treat them the same way as cuttings. Eremophila calorhabdos for its upright form and bright pink flowers; Eremophila dempsteri for its dense flowering habit in pink and white and Eremophila longifolia for its dusty pink flowers contrasting beautifully with the grey-green leaves. Text: Alicia Brown (2010 Student Botanical Intern, Eremophila – from the Greek eremos meaning desert and philos meaning loving. E. longifolia is an evergreen rounded shrub to small tree growing 4-8 m high. Useful Bush Plants. Habit: Eremophila longifolia is usually a large shrub to 2 metres, but can reach a height of 7 or 8 metres. To grow in an urban garden it is best grafted onto Myoporum species, which are disease resistant and better suited to heavier soils, more humid coastal climates, and higher rainfall.