Westringia fruticosa 'Seafoam Swell'
Common name: Coastal Rosemary
This is a very compact, free-flowering form of the extremely adaptable Coastal Rosemary. Its peak flowering is in spring but flowers can be found on the plant at most times of the year. It is a perfect option as a low growing hedge or informal screen plant, but its profuse flowering and attractive grey-green foliage also makes it suitable as feature plant. This is a truly low maintenance plant that tolerates dry conditions and poor soil and will still look good with zero attention, however, if you wish to use it as formal hedge it will need a light trim or two through spring and summer.
Where to buy
Sydney Wildflower Nursery (NSW)
Phone: (02) 9548-2818
About: Sydney Wildflower Nursery is a wonderful specialist Australian plant nursery that stocks a very wide range. So if you are looking for something a bit unusual then visit Dave Rose down at Heathcote in the south of Sydney. To learn more about the Sydney Wildlife Nursery see this YouTube video.
Nielsen's Native Nursery (QLD)
Phone: (07) 3806-1414
About: Nielsen's Native Nursery is a business dedicated to promoting the use of Australian Native Plants. It is their goal to show you that native gardens do not have to be dull and colourless.
Additional plant information
Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.7 metres
Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, arid.
Soil types & conditions
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.