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PlantFiles: Upright Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Pyramidalis'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosmarinus (rose-ma-REE-nus) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pyramidalis
Additional cultivar information: (aka Miss Jessopp's Upright, Fastigiatus)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Happenstance On Mar 9, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Great easy, fast growing shrub that can be pruned harshly as a hedge or left wild for a more open appearance. Great for cooking.....try a couple of sprigs in the body cavity of a roasting hen! Yummy

Positive hanna1 On Nov 16, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautifull upright plant, large, I use it in my cooking and BBQ'


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

Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
Eureka, California
Fairfield, California
Redwood City, California
San Francisco, California
Niceville, Florida
Salem, Oregon
Aubrey, Texas
Bulverde, Texas
Redwood, Texas

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