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
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Westringia fruiticosa|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Water to establish, then very drought tolerant (not too dry in winter)|
|Foliage Color||Gray green|
|Fruiting Time||Summer, Fall|