Westringia ‘Glabra Cadabra’ – Coastal Rosemary

 

A hardy shrub with soft grey-green foliage and mauve flowers, growing to around 1.5 metres high and wide. Attractive as a specimen or flowering container plant; ideal for formal and informal hedging and screening, also good for topiary work as it responds well to pruning. Flowers mainly in spring, with spot flowering all other times. Grows in a wide range of soils, and is well suited to coastal positions, as it is very salt tolerant. Copes with drought and frost.

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia
Cultivar:Glabra Cadabra
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, 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, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses: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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