Eremophila decipiens – Emu Bush

A hardy shrub from the drier areas of Australia, with red, orange or yellow tubular flowers in summer. Grows to around a metre and a half high. It has slightly sticky leaves. It needs excellent drainage and low humidity to be at its best. Mounding up the soil will help to improve drainage. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Nectar feeding birds love the flowers.

For more information on the subject of Eremophilas, and more places to buy them, click here>>>

Family : Scrophulariaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Bird nesting plant
Scientific Name: Eremophila decipiens
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 1.8
Flower Color : Yellow, Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects