Sorrento Coast Westringia
Westringia 'Gem Varigated'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
|Average Size at Maturity||Mounding, upright shrub; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms intermittently year-round; heaviest in spring.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Mat Rush (Lomandra); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)|
Grows easily in average, sandy or well-drained clay soils. Water regularly during first growing season to develop root system. Highly drought tolerant when established. Use a coarse mulch to conserve moisture. Fertilize in spring, avoiding high phosphorus formulas. Requires little pruning, but tolerates shearing to maintain size and shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11