Westringia fruticosa “Jervis Gem”, commonly known as Coastal Rosemary, is an attractive and hardy shrub native to coastal regions of Australia. Its small, grey-green leaves and profuse clusters of mauve flowers make it a popular choice for low hedging and landscaping. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in full sun or part shade, and is tolerant of a range of soil types and conditions. With regular pruning, Westringia fruticosa “Jervis Gem” can be maintained as a compact shrub, or left to grow into a more informal and bushy shape. It is also drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making it an ideal choice for a range of landscaping applications.
Westringia fruticosa “Jervis Gem”
Height: Up to 1m
Width: Up to 1m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade.
Flowers: Produces small mauve flowers, blooming in spring and summer
Uses: Westringia fruticosa “Jervis Gem” is a smaller form of the popular Native Rosemary, and is commonly used in landscaping for its attractive foliage, which is dark green and aromatic, and its compact growth habit. It can be grown as a hedge, topiary, or as a specimen plant. It is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance, making it an ideal plant for coastal gardens or other low-maintenance landscapes. It can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.