Westringia fruticosa ‘Flat’n’Fruity’ – Coastal Rosemary


This is a great prostrate version of that tough old favourite plant, Westringia or Coastal Rosemary. This is a very compact form and is very adaptable to most situations. Its grey-green  foliage and small white flowers are attractive to butterflies and harmless native bees. This is an extremely tough ground cover that is great for stabilising erosion prone banks or just generally wherever a dense growing and weed deterring ground cover is required. It can also be grafted to form a weeping standard plant. It is very low maintenance with just a very occasional trim needed to remove any dead growth.

Scientific Name:Westringia fruticosa
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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