Westringia fruticosa

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Westringia fruticosa
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Westringia
W. fruticosa
Binomial name
Westringia fruticosa
(Willd.) Druce

Westringia fruticosa, the coastal rosemary or coastal westringia, is a shrub that grows near the coast in eastern Australia.[1]


The flowers are white, hairy and have the upper petal divided into two lobes. They also have orange-to-purply spots on their bottom half. This shrub is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean.


The plant's tolerance to a variety of soils, the neatly whorled leaves and all-year flowering make it very popular in cultivation.[2][3] It (or its cultivar(s)) is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[citation needed]