An ornamental low growing shrub with beautifully coloured bright pink flowers with spotted throats, which are attractive to birds and insects. Flowers in late spring. It has green foliage and makes a good low hedge plant if pruned to keep dense. Prefers well drained heavier alkaline soils, and likes a sunny to part shaded spot. Drought and frost tolerant. Eremophila maculata foliage could be toxic to stock and humans if eaten.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila maculata|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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