This is an upright shrub to around a metre tall and wide, with either red-purple or white and yellow flowers with a two toned effect. The flowers are attractive to birds and various insects, and appear mainly in spring, with sporadic flowering for the rest of the year. Best in drier climates, as they can be short lived in more humid areas. Like a well drained soil in full sun, and a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Drought and frost hardy.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila racemosa|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Yellow, Red, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, 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|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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