Coast Rosemary
Westringia fruticosa

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Westringia (west-RING-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: fruticosa (froo-tih-KOH-suh) (Info)
Synonym:Westringia rosmariniformis

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California

Pasadena, California

San Diego, California

Santee, California

Temecula, California

Venice, California

Alice, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 20, 2014, RitaDomoney wrote:

We also have this plant in South Africa. I have just bought it, so will comment on it later. Thank you!

Positive

On Apr 5, 2003, carolynkelsea wrote:

Very easy, drought tolerant in zone 9. Supposedly it grows to 4 feet tall but mine is 8 feet!