Westringia fruticosa ‘Seafoam Swell’ – Coastal Rosemary

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.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia fruticosa
Cultivar:Seafoam Swell
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
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

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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