Westringia fruticosa - coastal rosemary
Our native species coast rosemary has dense, fine leaves and small white flowers loved by birds and other wildlife.
Its relaxed open form and soft colouring suit bushland style and cottage gardens beautifully; or you can clip it to a more formal shape for urban sites. Grows to around 2m unclipped, for a wildlife-friendly hedge.
Our most popular Westringia.
Westringia fruticosa - coastal rosemaryAPPEARANCE : Dense fine foliage dotted with masses of small white or pale lilac flowers. This native is commonly called coastal rosemary due to its similarity in growth habit, slender foliage, and preferred conditions to Mediterranean rosemary. 'Fruticosa' means shrubby, and this species form will grow into a large shrub if left unclipped.
ORIGIN : Native to coastal NSW but naturalised across the east and south of Australia
USE FOR : Clip for formal hedges; leave to grow naturally for rustic cottage gardens and native wildlife gardens. Coastal frontline sites, windbreaks. Attracts small bird-life and beneficial insects to the garden.
CLIMATE : Tolerates dry periods and light frost once established. Salt tolerant. Wind tolerant and tough in exposed sites.<
PLANTING : Plant in well drained soil in full sun in the garden.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune lightly while young to encourage dense growth and fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in spring.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 m H x 4 m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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