You've probably noticed this hardy shrub on walks along the coast. It's a great choice for native gardens, exposed spots and coastal areas because it can handle the wind and salt. It's also frost hardy.
It has narrow, grey-green, rosemary-like leaves and white to light mauve flowers year round.
Growth is dense making it an excellent hedging and topiary plant.
Botanical name: Westringia fruticosa
Common name: Native rosemary, coastal rosemary
Height: up to 2 metres
Width: up to 1.5 metres
Westringia fruticosa will thrive in a full sun, open aspect but will tolerate part shade.
Plant in most soils and it will accept periods of dryness.
Responds well to regular, light pruning to keep dense and to shape.
Feed with an organic, slow release fertiliser once a year and a light application of blood and bone in winter.
Sizes available instore
200mm; 250mm; and 300mm pots.
Large sizes available on request.