Eremophila pterocarpa – Emu Bush

This emu bush is an attractive small to large shrub with grey foliage and orange, yellow or pink tubular shaped flowers in winter to spring. They are attractive to birds and insects. Need well drained soil and low humidity and a sunny spot. Only feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought and frost tolerant.

Scientific Name:Eremophila pterocarpa
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 6 metre
Width:1 ~ 4 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Pink, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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