An open shrub to 3 metres tall, which has purple blue and white flowers in spring. Native to desert areas of Western Australia, so is very drought tolerant. Dislikes excess humidity.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila arachnoides|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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