Xeric, hardy, evergreen and flowers to boot!
They spotted it from the boat. Up on the cliffs. It hung there, like magic.
“It’s pretty, isn’t it mate?” said the Aussie at the wheel. “It’s native here in New South Wales.”
“It’s beautiful”, she answered. “What is it called?”
“Coast Rosemary, though it’s not really rosemary.”
“It looks like it’s just growing out of sand and rock. It must be a very tough plant.”
He smiled, as much to himself as to her, “We native Australians are a tough bunch, that’s for sure.”
Coast Rosemary is a refined plant with a scrappy heart. It grows in tough, sandy dry soil conditions and still manages to bloom beautifully delicate white flowers year-round in mild climates (in spring where the winters are colder).
This evergreen is perfect for xeric gardens. It doesn’t require a lot of water. (It has stronger color and is bushier with a little water in the hottest part of the year, though.) It grows 4-6 feet tall and twice as wide, so it’s not a milquetoast plant by any stretch. Use it where you want to fill in space or soften hard edges. It is naturally mounding so it doesn’t need pruning, but you can prune it for shape if you’d like.
It’s grey-green leaves look similar to rosemary, which is where it got its common name, but that is as far as the similarity goes.
This is a perfect plant for tough-to-landscape coastal gardens. It doesn’t flinch at salty air and sandy feet.
If you have a garden that fits the bill for this beauty, it will reward you many times over, so don’t hesitate to order this hardy plant today!
* Pearl white flowers year-round in mild climates
* Sun lover
* Coastal garden plant
* 4’ – 6’ tall and twice as wide
* Gray-green rosemary-like leaves
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Westringia fruiticosa|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Water to establish, then very drought tolerant (not too dry in winter)|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Gray green|
|Fruiting Time||Summer, Fall|