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Euryops arabicus - Jabur

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Arabian Peninsula (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Synonyms: [E. pinifolius, E. hildebrandtii, E. socotranus]
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Euryops arabicus (Jabur) - Compact dome shaped shrub to 3 to 5 feet tall with interesting 2 inch long narrow lobed green leathery leaves clustered at the tips of the branches. Through the summer months into fall appear the 1 inch wide composite heads of spaced out yellow ray flowers and orange-yellow disk flowers. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and give little to no irrigation. Hardiness is not well known but plants have survived temperatures down to 30 F without any damage. This is an interesting and attractive plant that when not in bloom has been described as somewhat resembling a dwarf pine tree because of its elongated and narrow leaves. It is native to the Arabian Peninsula south to Somalia where the heated leaves and stems were once used in the treatment of wounds. It was first described in 1852 by Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, a German physician and an authority on grasses. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'eury' (or 'eurys') meaning "large" or "broad" and 'ops' (or 'opos') meaning "resemblance", "sight" or "the eye" probably in reference to the large eye-like flowers. Our plants from seed collected on the island of Socotra where it was noted growing at around 3,3300 feet elevation in open scrubby country with Dracaena cinnabari. Our thanks to Dylan Hannon of the Huntington Botanic Garden for introducing us to this unusual and attractive plant.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Euryops arabicus.