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.
|Scientific Name:||Westringia longifolia|
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|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|
|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|
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