COASTAL ROSEMARY FACTS
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The Coastal Rosemary is a bushy coastal shrub growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are narrow, in whorls of 4 around the stem and grow to 2 cm long and 3 mm to 5 mm wide. New growth has fine hairs giving the shrub a slivery grey appearance. The plant flowers throughout the year, peaking in spring. The flowers grow to about 2 cm in diameter, and are white or pale mauve with orange to purplish spots on the lower petals. The upper petal is divided into two lobes.
Coastal Rosemary is found in eastern New South Wales.
Height (m): 2 - 3
Spread (m): 2 - 3
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 450
Flower Colour: white / purple
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
|Common Name:||Coastal Rosemary|
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