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Silvery Emu Bush
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Characteristics: Shrub to 1 m spread 1 m
Seeds per packet: 15
A small rounded evergreen shrub with a erect slender stem, opposite linear narrow leaves 1.5 cm long. Bluish violet bell shaped flowers 2 cm long appearing in spring to summer followed by succulent globular berries. Drought and frost resistant.
Native to Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Prefers a well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
Propagation from seed of Eremophila species is can be tricky as the seed is small and contained in a woody fruit. One method is to carefully split the fruits into half's and then quarters to exact the seed.
The following method of extracting seeds has been reported as being effective:
Seed can then be sown by normal seed raising methods. Optimum germinating temperature is around 18-22°C
Germination time can vary from 21 days to several months.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.