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.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia brevifolia
Cultivar:Lilac and Lace
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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