Common name: Rosemary
Native to: Mediterranean
An upright evergreen shrub with strongly aromatic, needle-like leaves about 5 cm long. Flowers grow in clusters along the length of the branches in between the leaves. There are so many uses for rosemary that no garden should be without this lovely and versatile Mediterranean plant. The intensely fragrant foliage releases its fresh scent when brushed against, making rosemary a great addition along paths and walkways, or in containers on sunny patios or decks. Also makes fantastic hedges and topiaries and a fantastic culinary addition to your herb garden!
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: Clusters of pale blue flowers
Fragrance: Yes- rosemary
Foliage: Evergreen, needle-like leaves growing along branch in spirals
Growth habit: Shrub
Hardiness: Hardy and drought resistant once established.
Height: Up to 1.8 metres
Spread: Up to 1.5 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers poor, well-drained soils. Not good in heavy clay.
Uses: Beds and borders, fillers, patio and containers, low hedges