Eremophila glabra – Tar Bush

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.

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:Sandy, 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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants