Category Archives: Westringia

Grey Box™ Westringia Crowned Plant of the Year 2015

Grey Box Westringia has been named Plant of the Year 2015 at the well-respected Nursery & Garden Industry Australia awards. It has been an outstanding seller for nurseries around Australia. With a super compact form, stunning foliage and remarkable versatility it makes a perfect addition in gardens and landscapes alike.

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Low Horizon™ Westringia is a dense and ultra-compact ground cover

Low Horizon™ Westringia has much shorter internodes and a flat habit, making it the lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia.


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Comparing Westringias – By Katrina Layt

Comparing Westringias

By Katrina Layt

There are many Westingias out on the market now, and even more coming through. Most people struggle to find the differences between all of the varieties.

Comparing Westringias

Ozbreed has some new Westringias Ozbreed Aussie Box, Grey Box and Blue Gem that will be released later in the year, another lot of Westringias! But THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. Take a look at the simple illustrated chart below to understand the differences.

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Low Horizon™ Westringia is a dense and ultra-compact ground cover

Low Horizon™ Westringia is a dense and ultra-compact ground cover

Low Horizon™ Westringia 'WES06' PBR

Low Horizon™ Westringia ‘WES06’ PBR

  • Dense, ultra-compact ground cover Westringia
  • Lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia available
  • Lower growing than Mundi™ Westringia

Low Horizon™ Westringia has much shorter internodes and a flat habit, making it the lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia. Testing in Canberra for cold tolerance shows it handles frost and cold well.

It has performed very well in Sydney, handling its humidity. The next step is to test it in Queensland and find out its wet feet tolerance/

Pruning occassionally makes this plant even tighter in appearance. Low Horizon™ Westringia is a great companion for the Grey Box™ plant and Lomandra varieties, which look so good next to Westringias…read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naringa™ Westringia is the best medium-tall hedging plant available

Naringa™ Westringia is the best medium-tall hedging plant available and has to be one of the most drought tolerant hedging plants as well.

Naringa Westringia 'WES01' PBR

It also establishes a hedge quickly, yet unlike many plants that do that, it won’t get much higher than the one in this photo above. Naringa™ Westringia can be grown into a beautiful manicured ball shape like the one in this photo below.

Naringa Westringia 'WES01' PBR

Its flowers are prolific, putting on a show for much of Spring, and in many region again in autumn. Naringa™ Westringia can also be kept as a lower growing hedge if pruned twice per year. For larger hedges it will only need yearly pruning. Naringa™ Westringia is one of the most cold tolerant Westringia types, yet it also loves the heat.

Many are finding Naringa™ Westringia ideal for topiary, as it grows quickly, yet needs only moderate pruning. Naringa™ Westringia does need pruning at least every 2 years to remain tidy looking, and should be pruned a few months after planting for the first time if possible. Naringa™ Westringia works well inland, and like all Westringia types it copes really well in high wind coastal areas.

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Blue Gem™ Westringia is a native shrub with vivid bluish-purple flowers

Blue Gem™ Westringia is a native shrub with vivid bluish-purple flowers and would have to be the best flowering Westringia plant I have ever seen.

BLUE GEM™ Westringia 'WES03'

Blue Gem™ Westringia produces masses of amazing bluish-purple coloured flowers which look like they have been coloured with a fluorescent highlighter. Not only does Blue Gem have brightly coloured flowers but it has very attractive bushy growth which responds well to pruning.

Blue Gem™ Westringia grows well in most soil types, and is an excellent choice for  coastal or inland gardens. Like all Westringia types it handles windy salt laden conditions. Its great for hot sunny positions or spots that get light shade. Blue Gem™ Westringia will flower profusely in spring and regularly at other times of the year.

You can keep it pruned like in the photo above, or prune it only very occasionally and let it grow quite large. As a beautiful flowering plant that’s low maintenance, Blue Gem™ Westringia is hard to beat.

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Grey Box™ Westringia is a drought tolerant native box hedge plant

Grey Box™ Westringia is a drought tolerant native box hedge plant that can be used as a small formal hedge or as a mass planted compact shrub that will only get about double this height.

GREY BOX™ Westringia fruticosa 'WES04' PBR

It makes a truly compact hedge, or when mass planted, a sea of little ball shaped plants. Grey Box™ Westringia is a tough plant and It’s drought tolerance is just the beginning. It handles very high salt laden windy positions, and copes well with frosts, heat and humidity. It works in full sun to part shade.

Its grey blue foliage colour contrasts nicely with its mass of white flowers. This little plant is just so tight, it makes a much better small hedge than English Box for dry climates that have limited water resources. So formal hedges no longer have to be a luxury item, the cost of water, and care just got a whole lot less.

Grey Box™ Westringia is so beautiful and so functional, and it just has to be one of the lowest maintenance plants you could put in any landscape.

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