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|
|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|
|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|
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