This emu bush is an attractive small to large shrub with grey foliage and orange, yellow or pink tubular shaped flowers in winter to spring. They are attractive to birds and insects. Need well drained soil and low humidity and a sunny spot. Only feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought and frost tolerant.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila pterocarpa|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 6 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 4 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Pink, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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