This ornamental shrub has mauve to pink flowers with beautifully spotted throats through spring and summer. The foliage is fine and responds well to pruning.
Frost and drought tolerant, but dislikes excess humidity. Plant in a sunny spot, in a well drained alkaline soil. Can take some shade, and light to heavier soils.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila divaricata|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Spreading Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.8 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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