A fast-growing native shrub that has a similar look to the herb rosemary, hence the common name "coastal rosemary". However. Westringia is not eaten.
Being a popular plant for landscaping, many varieties that differ in plant habit, foliage colouration and flower colour have been developed over the years.
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Westringia in the Landscape
These photos will give you an idea of the growth habit and flower/foliage colours of various Westringia growing in Brisbane. Click for larger images.
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