A variable low growing to medium sized shrub, with red, orange or yellow tubular flowers from autumn through to summer. It has grey green open foliage. Naturally occurring in inland arid areas through most states of Australia. Best suited to dry climates, but can be successful in temperate areas if given good drainage and a sunny spot. Tolerant of frost and drought.
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|Scientific Name:||Eremophila glabra|
|Common Name:||Tar Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Emu Bush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Orange, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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