Here is an Eremophila nivea 'Beryls Blue' growing in the Hunter Valley. Grafting onto a Myoporum rootstock is the preferred method of propagation. How hard to prune depends on the plant and the effect you are after. Thanks to our readers and Ben and Ros Walcott for their answer. George Lullfitz Signature Garden Design. Pruning by up to ½ is not too radical. Once established water sparingly, or not at all. Eremophila nivea Spring Mist is a Western Australian native with attractive silky soft silver foliage.
Having grown this plant in my own garden, I have also found that watering during dry periods encourages prolific flowering. This is one of their best characteristics. It is helpful to mound the soil to improve drainage. Eremophila nivea – emu bush. EREMOPHILA NIVEA “GUBBURRA BELLS” ... Eremophila “Gubburra Bells” responds well to an annual prune and feed with slow release fertiliser for natives. Prune lightly after flowering. The shipment from Lullfitz included twelve plants of Eremophilas have great potential for cultivation, and a few species have long been grown in California, the most well-known being the red-flowered The occurrence of eremophilas on heavier, clay-based, alkaline soils in Australia gives them greater adaptability to cultivation in California than many other southwestern Australian plants that occur on deep sandy acidic soils. A beautiful silvery foliaged shrub with purple tubular flowers in spring and summer. We hope that some new kinds will be available in the future. * EPBC Act = Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999;
Botanical name. Although perfectly adapted to survive in the drier parts of Australia, in humid coastal zones this plant is not easy to grow and is susceptible to fungal problems. Eremophilas bloom for a long time. Eremophila nivea.
A good plant for drier areas, as it will be short lived in more humid areas. Tom obtained plants from Lullfitz and Zanthorrhoea nurseries, two well-known native plant nurseries in the Perth region, and sent them to me in May and June of 1989.
Kathy Musial is curator of living collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens where she has worked for more than twenty-five…Until the late 1980s, the Southern California Horticultural Society awarded scholarships to worthy college-level horticulture students. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. Once established water sparingly, or not at all. In Canberra we tend not to prune in the late autumn because the new growth gets hit by the frosts but otherwise, anytime seems OK. How hard to prune depends on the plant and the effect you are after. ♦ Pruning for shape. E.nivea can be grown from cuttings but the foliage may easily rot under misting conditions. Other names. In 1988, the recipient was Tom Kuykendall, until recently director of the Bellevue Botanic Garden in Washington. It is helpful to mound the soil to improve drainage. Allow enough room for it to grow to its mature size of 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide and prune, if needed, in early spring. The best time is when the flowering has slowed down but often that isn’t possible so just do it when you can. Producing purple flowers are a stunning contrast against the silver foliage appearing from spring though to summer. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. Although perfectly adapted to survive in the drier parts of Australia, in humid coastal zones this plant is not easy to grow and is susceptible to fungal problems. It is rare and found only in the single, type population along one kilometer of road near Three Springs in southwestern Australia, growing under scattered eucalyptus on clay loam soil.