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.
|Scientific Name:||Westringia fruticosa|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|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|
|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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