Details

Rosmarinus officinalis is a bushy shrub with a dense, leafy habit, to 2m x 2m but variable in size. Linear dark green leaves 1.5-5cm long have recurved margins and pale, felty undersides. Flowers usually pale violet-blue and white. Flowering starts in spring but is often repeated at differing times of year. Both habit and flower colour can be variable, from prostrate to upright, from deep blue to paler and white tones, pink or purple. Many selections and cultivars are available

 

 

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, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 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

Rosmarinus officinalis

£6.72Price
     

    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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