A hardy shrub from the drier areas of Australia, with red, orange or yellow tubular flowers in summer. Grows to around a metre and a half high. It has slightly sticky leaves. It needs excellent drainage and low humidity to be at its best. Mounding up the soil will help to improve drainage. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Nectar feeding birds love the flowers.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila decipiens|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Orange|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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