This variable shrub is native to the arid areas of Western Australia. It has an open shrubby habit, grey foliage and cream, yellow, pink or purple flowers from winter to summer. They are nectar rich and attractive to birds and insects. Suited to well drained soils and low humidity. Drought and frost tolerant.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila platycalyx|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Poverty Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 4 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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