Eremophila polyclada – Emu Bush

This is a medium sized, rather open shrub with pale mauve to white flowers, with the throats interestingly spotted with brown.  It is one of the larger flowered Eremophilas. They can flower throughout the year, but mainly in summer, and are attractive to birds and insects. Native to inland arid areas, it dislikes humidity and bad drainage. Can lose it leaves in drought, which helps conserve moisture. Can grow on a wide range of soils, including clay loam, excessive alkilinity can cause yellowing. Withstands moderate frost, down to -5 degrees.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Summer, All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Eremophila polyclada
Common Name : Emu Bush
Height : 3
Flower Color : White, Mauve
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects