Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ – Coastal Rosemary

 

A small shrub with soft grey-green and white variegated foliage with small white flowers, which are attractive to butterflies and harmless native bees. Attractive as a specimen or flowering container plant; ideal for formal hedging and for mid level screening.  Grows in a wide range of soils, and is well suited to coastal positions, as it is very salt tolerant.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia fruticosa
Cultivar:Smokey
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, 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
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Windbreak, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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