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Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’
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Westringia

Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ full sun  partial shade

With soft silvery shades and a fine texture, this rugged Australian native has a smoky allure. Petite evergreen leaves—narrow, pointed and emargined in cream—crowd a well-mannered, low growing twiggy frame. Just right for a hedge that’s not so tall, ‘Smokey’s compact habit naturally sculpts a perfect globe, withstanding drought once established, and seaside conditions.

Let the versatile Coast Rosemary settle in amongst dry-loving companions such as Cistus, Lavandula, grasses, and Salvia ‘Aromas’, and enjoy the subtle charm of its two lipped white flowers nearly all year round.

Blooms May–November.

Size: 4' 0"–6' 0" high x 4' 0"–5' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ (S-0664)
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