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WESTRINGIA FRUTICOSA

Botanical Name

Westringia Fruticosa.

Nickname

Coastal Rosemary.

Birthplace

Native to Eastern Australia. 

Favourite Environment

Full sun to part shade. 

Drinking
Preference

Water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. After establishment, 2-3 times a week in summer and less the rest of the year. Prune lightly while young to encourage dense growth. When pruning, ensure that you only cut back to the soft leafy growth and not to hard wood. Westringias don’t respond well to hard prunes and won’t rejuvenate if cut back to hard wood. Tolerates dry periods and light frost once established. A Westringia will benefit from an all-purpose plant food once or twice a year during its growing period, and at any time as an additional boost if it is not thriving.