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.

Family:Lamiaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.