Westringia fruticosa ‘Flat’n’Fruity’ – Coastal Rosemary


This is a great prostrate version of that tough old favourite plant, Westringia or Coastal Rosemary. This is a very compact form and is very adaptable to most situations. Its grey-green  foliage and small white flowers are attractive to butterflies and harmless native bees. This is an extremely tough ground cover that is great for stabilising erosion prone banks or just generally wherever a dense growing and weed deterring ground cover is required. It can also be grafted to form a weeping standard plant. It is very low maintenance with just a very occasional trim needed to remove any dead growth.

Family : Lamiaceae
Cultivar Name: Flat'n'Fruity
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Westringia fruticosa
Common Name : Coastal Rosemary
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects