This is a very compact, free-flowering form of the extremely adaptable Coastal Rosemary. Its peak flowering is in spring but flowers can be found on the plant at most times of the year. It is a perfect option as a low growing hedge or informal screen plant, but its profuse flowering and attractive grey-green foliage also makes it suitable as feature plant. This is a truly low maintenance plant that tolerates dry conditions and poor soil and will still look good with zero attention, however, if you wish to use it as formal hedge it will need a light trim or two through spring and summer.
|Scientific Name:||Westringia fruticosa|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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