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Common Emu Bush
Scientific Name: Eremophila glabra (R.Br.) Ostenf.
Synonym: Stenochilus glaber
Family: Myoporaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,13-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 22 F (-6 C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Sun to dappled shade

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, 1 to 5 feet tall (30-150 cm), 3 to 5 feet spread (0.9-1.5 m), depending on the variety; grey lanceolate leaves, hairy or glabrous depending on the form

Watering Needs: Little water, well drained soils

Propagation: Cuttings, unreliable from seeds

'Kalgoorlie': yellow flowers, prostrate, up to 1 foot tall (30 cm), 5 feet spread (1.5 m).
'Murchison River': red flowers, erect, silvery foliage.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to red tubular flowers, up to 1.2 inches long, in spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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