A tough plant for dry conditions, it grows as a small to medium shrub. It has tubular shaped flowers that can be white, yellow, cream or pink, often prettily spotted. Flowering is in spring, also some in autumn to winter, and nectar loving birds and insects will feed from them. Originates in arid areas, but is also tolerant of some humidity. Likes a spot in full sun and needs well drained soil, will also grow in heavier soils with adequate drainage. Tip pruning after flowering will help maintain a more compact shape.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila alternifolia|
|Common Name:||Poverty Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 4 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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