Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ – Coastal Rosemary

 

A small shrub with soft grey-green and white variegated foliage with small white flowers, which are attractive to butterflies and harmless native bees. Attractive as a specimen or flowering container plant; ideal for formal hedging and for mid level screening.  Grows in a wide range of soils, and is well suited to coastal positions, as it is very salt tolerant.

Scientific Name:Westringia fruticosa
Family:Lamiaceae
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Windbreak, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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