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Westringia fruticosa 'Aussie Box' is an evergreen shrub with grey green dense foliage and mauve flowers in spring and summer. It is a tough, native alternative to the exotic box plants, English box or Japanese box. Aussie Box was selected for its tight, compact growth habit and ability to grow and be clipped as a small compact hedge. If it is left unclipped Aussie Box will naturally form a neat ball shaped plant. It grows to around 60 cms high and wide if left untrimmed. Ideal for low formal and informal hedges, as well as topiary.
Westringia fruticosa is an easy care plant, and is also a very tidy plant. Pests and disease problems are rare, and it does well in a wide range of soil types. It is an excellent plant for coastal positions, as it resists salt spray.
Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.