Common name: Coastal rosemary, Grey box
Native to: Australia
Westringia provides great colour contrast with grey-green foliage and white flowers. Great as a hedge or left unpruned in its natural ball shape. A great drought tolerant alternative to English Box.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to filtered sun
Flowers: Small, white or sometimes lavender, five petaled flowers
Growth habit: Round, bushy, dense, clumping
Hardiness: Hardy and drought tolerant
Height: Up to 1.5 metres
Spread: Up to 1 metre
Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils.
Uses: Drought tolerant accent, flowering hedge, salt laden landscapes. Looks it best in full sun with deep, infrequent irrigation in damper climatesand slightly more “regular” irrigation in arid climates. Responds well to pruning, hence the name "Grey box".