Eremophila decipiens – Emu Bush

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.

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
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, 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
Lifespan:Short lived
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants