Westringia longifolia ‘Snow Flurry’ – Coastal Rosemary

A larger growing Westringia which is brilliant for hedging and topiary work, as it responds very well to pruning. Naturally growing to around three metres tall and wide, it is a tough and hardy low maintenance plant. It has grey green foliage and white flowers from winter to summer. Withstands wind and salt spray for coastal sites, and frost and drought tolerant. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded position. Can take dry to moist soils, mildly acid to mild alkaline.

 

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia longifolia
Cultivar:Snow Flurry
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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