Westringia fruticosa 'Coastal Rosemary' Common Form

'Coastal Rosemary'  Westringia fruticosa (Common form)

 

Plant Description: Commonly found growing near the coast in eastern Australia. Tough shrub.

Height & Width: Approx. 1.5m high x 1.5m wide.

Foliage: Grey-green rosemary like leaves with velvety white underside.

Flowers: White to light mauve flowers in spring and summer.

Uses: Hedge (also for mass planting, garden edges and containers).

Positions & Tolerances: Full sun to semi shade, prefers sunny open positions. Tolerates coastal positions and salt laden winds.

Soil Type: Tolerates a wide range but prefers well drained soils.

Planting Density: Approx. 1-2 plants per linear metre 

Where it thrives: Most areas of Australia.

Pruning: Fast growth habit, prune after flowering to maintain compact growth.

Establishment & Extra Care: Benefits from watering over summer.

 

Comparison between Common Form and Blue Gem Westringia