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.
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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|
|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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