Eremophila-subfloccosa.JPG (25113 bytes)Eremophila subfloccosa: is another Emu Bush that is surviving and thriving in the gardens at Yallaroo. This species develops into a low, spreading shrub that reaches a height of about 50cm with a spread of one metre.
The leaves are grey-white and densely hairy particularly on the new growth. The prolific lime-green flowers appear in spring and summer. Growth habit, foliage and flowers are all attractive horticultural features. The foliage is dense enough to inhibit weed growth so this Emu Bush could be cultivated as living mulch.
Eremophila subfloccosa requires excellent drainage and full sun. The species has been cultivated as a container plant and grown in hanging baskets.
The species occurs in semi-arid regions of Western Australia and extends east to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
Eremophila subfloccosa, as with most Emu Bushes, propagates readily from cuttings.
The species name refers to the foliage and means tufted and wooly.