Sorrento Coast Westringia

Westringia 'Gem Varigated'

Perfect for low maintenance gardens, this attractive and versatile evergreen shrub is drought tolerant and durable in coastal conditions, and tolerates inland heat and humidity. Soft, bicolor cream and green rosemary-like foliage creates a bright, airy look. Pale blue star-shaped flowers appear in spring, and intermittently through the year.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationwest-RING-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityMounding, upright shrub; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms intermittently year-round; heaviest in spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMat 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

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