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Eremophila alternifolia

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Eremophila alternifolia Narrow Leaved Emu Bush,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Spreading

Dense, evergreen native shrub. Attractive white, pink or yellow flowers are produced from winter through to early spring and are tubular in shape with a pale, spotted throat. These are nectar rich and provide a valuable food source for nectar eating birds. Well suited to low rainfall dry areas and tolerates humidity. Very low maintenance shrub once established. Grows approx. 1-4m H x 1-3m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Rockery, Verge, Wind Break

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Scrophulariaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High