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Westringia fruticosa

Westringia fruticosa (Willd.) Druce

 

Australian Rosemary, Coastal Rosemary

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusWestringia
Speciesfruticosa

About plant names...

Australian rosemary is native to southern New South Wales in Australia. It is not found in the wild in North America. Westringia is named for 18th century Swedish physician J. P. Westring, and fruticosa means shrubby or bushlike.

Identification: This irregular shrub is 3-6' (91-182 cm) tall and 5-10' (1.5-3 m) wide, with green to gray-green needle-like leaves with white undersides. White 5-petaled flowers, with pink spots, are about ¼" (8.3 mm) across.

Westringia fruticosa (Australian Rosemary, Coastal Rosemary)

From the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Online References:

Westringia fruticosa on Desert-tropicals.com

Westringia fruticosa on Wikimedia Commons

Westringia fruticosa at the Australian Government's Australian National Botanic Gardens

Westringia fruticosa on Gardening.eu

Westringia fruticosa on Forest and Kim Starr’s Starr Environmental site

Westringia fruticosa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Westringia fruticosa (Australian Rosemary, Coastal Rosemary)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Westringia fruticosa (Australian Rosemary, Coastal Rosemary)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Westringia fruticosa (Australian Rosemary, Coastal Rosemary)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Range: Zones 9-10:

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