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Westringia fruticosa | Coast Rosemary

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Synonym Names: W. rosmariniformis

Family: Laminaceae

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The Australian Rosemary is an evergreen shrub that grows 6' tall and 12' wide. It has soft, gray green leaves and white flowers throughout the year especially in frost free areas and prefers full sun. This shrub is also drought tolerant but will look better with occasional watering in spring and summer. This plant is great in coastal areas since it tolerates wind and salt spray.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

3-6', 6-12'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

USDA Zones

9, 10

Sunset Zones

15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Heat, Windy Conditions, Smog

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish

Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting, Wind Break

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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