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Rosemarinus off. Prostrates is a low-growing, spreading form of common rosemary, this sends out upright spikes of purple-blue flowers from mid-spring to early summer, among narrow, aromatic, dark green leaves. It's useful as an edging plant for a sunny herb garden or mixed border. While winter frosts may kill off some of the shoots the plant should regenerate from the base. The young leaves are great for flavouring roasted vegetables, lamb and pork.

 

 

Hardiness ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

 

H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)

 

Sunlight

Full Sun

 

Aspect

South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Soil

Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

 

Moisture

Well-drained

 

Soil

Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow aromatic, evergreen shrub. Prefers poor, well-drained soil and may be used as a formal or informal low hedge which should be trimmed after flowering

 

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

 

How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

 

Pests

Generally pest free

 

Diseases

Generally disease free

 

Rosemarinus off. prostratus

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