A hardy and naturally compact plant that responds beautifully to clipping and shaping, so makes a good hedge and topiary specimen for formal native gardens. Drought and frost tolerant, and can handle salty winds, so is good for coastal plantings. Likes a well drained soil, sunny to lightly shaded spot.
|Scientific Name:||Westringia fruticosa|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
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