Eremophila glabra variety tomentosa (Emu Bush)
This is one of my favourite Eremophilas. The leaves are grey green and are softly furry which can be seen closeup to the plant (hence the variety name ‘tomentosa’). A microscope would give an even more dramatic view. With the bright red flowers for contrast it is a great bird attracting plant.
This is a plant for a dry position and well drained soil. It is about one and a half metres tall by about half a metre wide. It needs to be pruned after flowering to promote more new growth which of course produces more flowers.
There are a number of Eremophilas which come into the category of ‘glabra’, and a few others which have grey or whitish foliage with green, yellow, orange/red flowers.