This is an upright shrub to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, with red to pink flowers that birds love to visit. The main flowering occurs in winter and spring, with sporadic blooms for the rest of the year. One of the more adaptable Eremophilas provided it gets well drained soil and a sunny spot. If it needs feeding, a low phosphorus native fertiliser is best. Responds well to pruning.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila youngii|
|Common Name:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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