Eremophila glabra prostrate, yellow form (Hardy Plant 2)

Eremophila glabra prostrate, yellow flowered form

Eremophila glabra prostrate, yellow flowered form

This prostrate from of Eremophila glabra is particularly hardy. It seems to grow in most soil types, is very drought tolerant and also lime and frost tolerant. The nectar feeding birds appreciate the fact that it flowers for most of the year.

The occasional branch may reach to 30cm tall but it is mostly up to about 20cm tall by up to two metres wide. A spade makes a good pruning tool to stop it wandering where it is not wanted. Given reasonable drainage, it appears to last many years. In cooler, moister areas the glabra forms of Eremophila need to be planted in the open.

Any method of providing a raised bed improves the drainage for Australian native plants. To shift some soil from one spot to create a small water catchment near the root zone of a plant provides a mound with some extra height to improve drainage for another plant. I have read that as little as 10cm extra height in the soil in the planting spot will vastly improve conditions for plants that must have good drainage.

 

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