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(Cupid Emu Bush, Emu Bush)

With wispy, upright branches, sticky blue-green leaves and vibrant magenta-rose tubular flowers in winter, Cupid slender fuchsia is a showy desert plant. This evergreen shrub is native to the inhospitable Nullarbor Plain ("treeless plain") of Western and South Australia. It tolerates intense heat, drought, wind and light freezes.

The slender, short, lance-shaped leaves are medium green with hints of blue and gray. The stems and leaves are sticky to the touch. Most heavily blooming in late fall...

Image of Eremophila glabra photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Common Emu Bush)

Surprisingly, hummingbirds, which are strictly New World species, love the tubular red, yellow or green flowers of this tough evergreen Australian shrub. The common emu bush is tolerant of heat, drought, strong wind and nutrient poor soils. In fact, its generic name Eremophila literally means "desert loving." Height and width is highly variable in this species. Some plants are low-growing while others reach substantial heights.

The upright branches of emu bush are lined with small, elliptical...

Image of Eremophila maculata photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Spotted Emu Bush)

An evergreen shrub native to the mainland of Australia, spotted emu bush is tolerant of heat, drought, light freezes and tropical humidity. In fact, its generic name Eremophila literally means "desert loving." This species is best known for its narrow, gray-green leaves, and tubular flowers of red, yellow, orange or pink, with white spotted throats. Height and habit are as variable as flower color, so it pays to choose a cultivar with a known characteristics.

When the new leaves first...

Image of Eremophila maculata var. flava photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Yellow Emu Bush, Yellow Spotted Emu Bush)

An evergreen shrub native to the mainland of Australia, spotted emu bush is tolerant of heat, drought, light freezes and tropical humidity. In fact, its generic name Eremophila literally means "desert loving." This species is best known for its narrow, gray-green leaves, and tubular flowers of red, yellow, orange or pink, with white spotted throats. Height and habit are as variable as flower color, so it pays to choose a cultivar with a known characteristics.

When the new leaves first...

Image of Erica carnea photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Alpine Heath, Spring Heath)

Alpine heath is a small, low spreading evergreen shrub with pretty pink to purple flowers in late winter and early spring. Hailing from the European Alps eastward into eastern Europe, the pendulent urn-shaped flowers may also be bicolored. Leaves are usually medium to dark green and with cold weather will often redden.

Alpine heath should be planted in a full sun location in a moist, well-draining soil. This species is also tolerant of slightly alkaline soil and partial shade. If you must prune,...

(Alpine Heath, King George Heath, Winter Heath)

The alpine heath cultivar 'King George' is one of the first to start blooming in early winter. Hailing from the European Alps and Eastern Europe, it has pendulant urn-shaped flowers of deep pink. Its tiny, needle-like, evergreen leaves are usually medium to dark green in the warm season and turn red in the cold season.

Alpine heath should be planted in full sun and evenly moist, well-draining, acidic soil—though this species is tolerant of more alkaline soil than others. If you must prune, do...

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James H. Schutte

(Alpine Heath, Spring Heath, Springwood White Heath, Winter Heath)

The small, low spreading 'Springwood White' is an evergreen subshrub with creamy white buds that open to show white blossoms in late winter and early spring. This is regarded as one of the fastest growing and toughest heaths. Erica carnea hails from the European Alps eastward into eastern Europe. It is a tidy plant with fine, needle-like, green leaves and tiny bell-shaped blooms.

Plant heath in a full sun location with evenly moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. This species is somewhat...

Image of Erica carnea

Russell Stafford

(Alpine Heath, Spring Heath, Vivellii Heath, Winter Heath)

The broad, low spreading evergreen subshrub 'Vivellii' is a dwarf alpine heath that becomes covered with carmine-red flowers in winter and early spring. Erica carnea hails from the European Alps eastward into eastern Europe. This tidy cultivar has fine, needle-like, green leaves and tiny bell-shaped blooms. In winter, the leaves turn to shades of bronzy red.

Plant heath in a full sun location with evenly moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. This species is somewhat tolerant of slightly...

Image of Erica cinerea photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Bell Heather, Crimson Heath, Twisted Heath)

Bell heather is a low mounding evergreen subshrub that bears flashy, violet-purple flowers from early summer to autumn. Hailing from Western and Central Europe, it is one of the most difficult Erica to establish, though once it has it is quite drought tolerant and tough. Its fine, needle-like leaves are medium to dark green and held in whorls of three on its gray, upright branches.

The tiny lowers are bell-shaped and appear in dense clusters along the branch tips from late spring to...

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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

(Bell Heather)

The bell heather 'Atropurpurea' is an evergreen subshrub grown for its clusters of bell-shaped, violet flowers which appear from early summer through autumn. Hailing from Western and Central Europe, Erica cinerea is one of the most difficult Erica to establish, though once it has it is quite drought tolerant and tough. Its fine, needle-like leaves are medium to dark green and held in whorls of three on gray, upright branches.

The tiny lowers are bell-shaped and appear in dense...