A low growing and dense shrub with narrow grey-green, club-shaped leaves. It flowers in spring to late summer with pink to purple flowers. It is drought hardy and can tolerate moderate frost. It is best in a well-drained soil in a warm sunny and low-humidity environment. Best planted on slopes or mounds on sandy to rocky soil. it will be a shorter lived plant in humid areas.
|Scientific Name:||Eremophila clavata|
|Common Name:||Turpentine bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Blue, Pink, Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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