Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa 'WES04' PBR

Grey Box™ - A unique Westringia that tolerates periodic wet feet

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa 'WES04' PBR

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Why has Grey Box™ Westringia been chosen as the Editors Choice? 

One of the qualities that makes Grey Box™ Westringia stand above the rest is its incredible robustness, tolerating drought, frost, humidity and one of the unique characteristics is that unlike the majority of Westringia varieties the Grey Box™ plant will also tolerate periodic wet feet. It has been tested in extreme cold, down to -9 degrees Celsius and has performed well in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, WA and ACT. And like other Westringia, it will also tolerate the harsh salt laden winds of coastal areas.

It is wonderfully versatile in application and as an Australian native if far more tolerant of the diverse Australian climate. Grey Box™ Westringia provides a brilliantly tough, faster growing and lower maintenance alternative to exotic box plants, such as English Box, for small formal hedges.


Plant Description: This is an extremely compact form of Westringia that provides great colour contrast with its grey foliage and white flowers. It is the perfect native compliment for Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia 'WES02' PBR, and is the ideal native alternative to English Box.

Height & Width: 30-45cm high x 30-45cm wide (unpruned), 30cm high x 30cm wide (pruned).

Foliage: Stunning grey foliage that contrasts well with green plants.

Flowers: White flowers from September to May.

Uses: Small formal/informal hedges (also as a border plant, in containers and for mass planting).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to light shade. Very frost and drought tolerant. Will tolerate periodic wet feet, a unique characteristic for a Westringia.

Soil Type: Suits most soil types, will work in sandy to heavy clay soils.

Best Planting Time: March to November.

Planting Density: 2-3 plants per linear metre (3-6 plants per m²).

Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA and WA

Pruning: Prune to shape 1-3 times per year after flowering. More frequent pruning will provide a tidier hedge or shape. This plant can be left unpruned and will retain a naturally tidy, compact ball shape.

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.


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