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Eremophila alternifolia maculata Thunderbolt

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Wantirna
B4
Size: 14cm
Available: 13
$/Unit (EX GST): $8.18 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $9.00 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Eremophila alternifolia maculata Thunderbolt Spotted Emu Bush, Swamp Fuchsia, Native Fuchsia,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Description:
Dense, evergreen native shrub. Attractive blue 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 1-2m tall x 1-2m wide.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Eremophilas require excellent drainage and good air flow. Lightly prune after flowering to encourage dense growth a desired shape. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser or blood and bone in Spring.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Scrophulariaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue
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
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