Westringia - Coastal Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter

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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

Enjoy the Westringia fruticusa 'Blue Gem' (Coastal Rosemary) in even the toughest spots within your landscape. It has evergreen whirled leaves, and showy blueish purple flowers produce prolific blooms. This low maintenance plant will attract all the pollinators to your garden with its long blooming season.

Plant - Westringia - Coastal Rosemary
Plant - Westringia - Coastal Rosemary

About Westringia - Coastal Rosemary

The Blue Gem Westringia is an excellent plant for Mediterranean and rustic garden styles. The foliage is gray-green, and the bluish-purple flowers bloom in the spring, making it the perfect hedge for privacy. It grows in a rounded shape and can reach 6-7 feet tall and 6 feet wide'Äîbest of all, it's a perfect xeriscaping plant when established.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy for beginners and loved by all gardeners.

Pet Friendly: Yes

Non-toxic to animals



Fun Facts

This genus was named after Dr. Johan Peter Westring (1753-1833), a botanist and physician to King Charles XIII of Sweden, a student of Linnaeus.

Plant - Westringia - Coastal Rosemary

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with high humidity environment or climate
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Westringia fruticosa Care Guide

  • High

    Full sun (6-8 hours) to part sun (4-6 hours)

  • Low

    Water the first year to get it established in the landscape. Once established, water when the soil is dry; more often in extreme heat.

  • Medium

    Tolerant of low to high humidity.

  • 9|10

    Outdoor landscape plant in full sun (6-8 hours), where nights are above 20°F.

  • Yearly

    Fertilize annually in the spring around the drip edge of the plant with an organic fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer. Scratch the surface soil and spread the fertilizer, then cover with existing topsoil. Water and mulch when needed.

  • As needed

    Prune this plant after flowering to maintain its shape and size. Pruning will provide a more compact shape or hedge.

  • Cuttings

    THIS ONE IS PATENT PROTECTED ACCORDING TO MONROVIA: Take cuttings from healthy young stems and cut about 6 inches down the stem. Cut right below the leaf node and strip away the leaves on two sets of nodes. Dip the tip of the stem into a rooting hormone and set it into a damp propagation mix. Water a couple of times a week to keep the mixture moist but not soggy. Keep the cuttings in bright, indirect light out of breezes. The warmer the weather, the faster the roots will grow. After eight weeks, a stable root system should be developing. Transplant these cuttings into an organic potting mix. Add a slow-release fertilizer and continue to let them grow. Once a healthy root system is created, transplant out into the landscape. Take a week to harden off to acclimate them to the weather conditions.

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