A beautiful silvery foliaged shrub with purple tubular flowers in spring and summer. A good plant for drier areas, as it will be short lived in more humid areas. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. It is helpful to mound the soil to improve drainage. Prune lightly after flowering. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Grafted plants will perform better in more humid areas.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila nivea|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Silky Eremophila|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Grafting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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