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.

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Family : Scrophulariaceae
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Plant Type : Large shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Eremophila glabra
Common Name : Tar Bush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Yellow, Red, Orange, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects