Westringia dampieri – Coastal Rosemary


A small and dense growing shrub with attractive silvery foliage, native to coastal Western Australia. It naturally grows on limestone cliffs, so it suits very alkaline soils. A very hardy and low water use plant to a metre and a half high, it is great for low maintenance landscaping. Withstands salt laden winds. It has pink buds and white to mauve flowers. A good formal or informal low hedge plant and great for coastal gardens.

Scientific Name:Westringia dampieri
Common Name:Westringia
Other Common Names:Shore Westringia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Groundcover, Windbreak, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants