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Westringia fruticosa 'Mundi' (Coastal Rosemary, Westringia)

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Helpful articles

Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Get The Right Turf For Your Situation. Tips from OzBreed. Learn how to choose the right turf for your garden or other grassy area.

Dealing with possums in the garden.

Plant description

westringia fruticosa mundi coastal rosemary

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Westringia  fruticosa 'Mundi' is a prostrate shrub with naturally compact, soft grey-green foliage and small white flowers which are attractive to butterflies and harmless native bees. A very tough ground cover, and is rarely troubled by pests or diseases.  Grows in a wide range of soils, and is well suited to coastal positions, as it is very salt tolerant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.15 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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