Eremophila platycalyx – Emu Bush

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.

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:Sandy, 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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants