Eremophila nivea – Emu Bush

A beautiful silvery foliaged shrub with purple tubular flowers in spring and summer. A good plant for drier areas, as it will be short lived in more humid areas. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. It is helpful to mound the soil to improve drainage. Prune lightly after flowering. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Grafted plants will perform better in more humid areas.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Eremophila nivea
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 2
Flower Color : Purple, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies