A small and very tough shrub which is perfect for low maintenance gardens, and withstands coastal conditions, drought and frosts. Grows to around a metre high and wide. It has great grey green foliage and semi double palest pink flowers for most of the year. Good for sunny to lightly shaded positions. Naturally dense growing, it also responds well to pruning. Suits cool temperate to subtropical climates, and semi arid places.
|Scientific Name:||Westringia fruticosa|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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