Westringia brevifolia ‘Lilac and Lace’ – Coastal Rosemary

This is a lovely variegated version of Westringia, with grey green leaves enlivened by a nice cream edging. The flowers are a pretty mauve shade and are produced for many months of the year, from late winter to late summer. It grows to around a metre and a half high and wide, and can be used for low hedging and topiary work. A great easy care plant for low maintenance gardens, which responds well to pruning to keep it smaller and to encourage a more dense habit. Good for most soil types, from dry to moist. Likes a full sun to lightly shaded spot. A great plant for coastal gardens, and can take wind and light frosts.

Scientific Name:Westringia brevifolia
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants