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|
|Cultivar:||Lilac and Lace|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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|
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