WESTRINGIA rosmariniformis

Commonly known as Australian rosemary

Whorls of narrow rosemary-like leaves and delicate white flowers
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WESTRINGIA rosmariniformis

 
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  • Evergreen
    Linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves 1.5-2.5cm (½-1in) long, mid- to deep-green above, white-felted beneath.
  • White
    To very pale blue.
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Erect, rounded, bushy shrub, becoming open with age. Produces solitary, tubular flowers 1.5cm (½in) across with darker freckling in the throats, in axillary cymes.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Outdoors
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - syn. W. fruticosa
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based compost with added leaf mould and sharp sand. Full light.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Linear
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - outdoors
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Westringia rosmariniformis - Care Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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