Westringia dampieri – Coastal Rosemary


A small and dense growing shrub with attractive silvery foliage, native to coastal Western Australia. It naturally grows on limestone cliffs, so it suits very alkaline soils. A very hardy and low water use plant to a metre and a half high, it is great for low maintenance landscaping. Withstands salt laden winds. It has pink buds and white to mauve flowers. A good formal or informal low hedge plant and great for coastal gardens.

Family : Lamiaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Westringia dampieri
Common Name : Westringia
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : White, Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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