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Coastal rosemary

Westringia fruticosa, the coastal rosemary or coastal westringia, is a shrub that grows near the coast in eastern Australia.

The flowers are white, hairy and have the upper petal divided into two lobes. They also have orange-to-purply spots on their bottom half. This shrub is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean.

The plant's tolerance to a variety of soils, the neatly whorled leaves and all-year flowering make it very popular in cultivation.

  • Category Outdoor foliage plants
  • Families Lamiaceae
  • Genus Westringia
  • Species fruticosa
  • Geographical Area of Origin Oceania
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November
  • Flower Tubular
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Grown as shrub / bush
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