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WESTRINGIA rosmariniformis

Commonly known as Australian rosemary

Whorls of narrow rosemary-like leaves and delicate white flowers
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

  • 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 - 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
  • Spread - 1-1.5m (3-5ft)
  • 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) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - outdoors
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Westringia rosmariniformis - Care Guide
1-1.5m (3-5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1-1.5m (3-5ft)
 

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