A very useful tough and hardy groundcover plant for dry places. It grows to around 30 centimetres high and can cover around 2-3 metres wide, with attractive grey green foliage. It has orange tubular flowers in spring and autumn, which are nectar rich. Likes a well drained soil, dislikes too much wet, but is adaptable for most soil types, including sand. Does well in coastal gardens and landscaping.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila glabra|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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