Eremophila decussata – Emu Bush

Eremophila decussata is a low spreading shrub with mauve tubular flowers and grey green leaves. It is from the desert area of Western Australia, and naturally grows on poor soils. It dislikes too much humidity.

Family:Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name:Eremophila decussata
Common Name:Emu Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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