OZBREED AUSSIE BOX® Westringia
Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia hybrid ‘WES08’ PBR
- Great native alternative to exotic box plants
- Requires less pruning than other Westringias
- Drought tolerant and needs less water than exotic box plants
Description: Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia can be pruned into a box hedge or left in its natural ball shape whilst staying compact and tidy.
Produces mauve flowers throughout spring/summer and has a dense growth habit.
Great alternative to exotic box plants as it has faster establishment and requires less water and needs less pruning than other Westringias.
Size: 40-60cm high x 40-60cm wide pruned; 70-95cm high x 70-95cm wide unpruned.
NOTE: in QLD and Northern NSW it can grow up to 50% larger in good free draining soils, pruning is recommended in these areas.
Planting Density: 2-4 plants per m², 1.5-3 plants per linear metre. (in areas where the plant can grow larger plant at the lower density)
Uses: Hedges, borders, containers and mass plantings.
Position: Full sun to light shade. Suits most soil types, prefers free draining soils. Avoid wet feet or depressed planting areas. Tolerates frost and drought.
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring.
Leave unpruned in its tidy natural shape or prune to shape 1-3 times a year after flowering (this depends on your requirements, more frequent pruning will provide a tidier shape).
Where it works: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and South East QLD (not suited to Northern QLD).