rubber rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa)

silvery blue-grey narrow leaves on grey stems with golden yellow flower clusters at ends of stems

rubber rabbitbrush


Common name: rubber rabbitbrush
Botanical name: Ericameria nauseosa

Light: full sun
Height: 3 – 5 feet
Water: low – very drought tolerant
Soil type: wide variety of well-drained soils – sand to clay

Evergreen shrub with 3″ silvery blue-grey leaves; profusion of tiny yellow blooms in late fall; great for late season pollinators; deer resistant – one of our favorites!


  • blue green linear foliage with pale yellow buds
    blue green foliage before flowers emerge