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Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosmarinus officinalis

Other names

Rosemary

Genus

Rosmarinus Rosmarinus

Species

R. officinalis - R. officinalis is a dense, upright, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, dark green leaves and spikes of blue flowers in mid-spring and early summer.


Rosmarinus officinalis is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Prostrate, Spreading, Trailing

Flower

Blue, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Blue in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Brown scale , Rosemary leaf beetle Brown scale , Rosemary leaf beetle

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. If used as a formal or informal hedge, trim after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Rosmarinus officinalis

Other names

Rosemary

Genus

Rosmarinus Rosmarinus

Species

R. officinalis - R. officinalis is a dense, upright, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, dark green leaves and spikes of blue flowers in mid-spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Prostrate, Spreading, Trailing


Colour

Flower

Blue, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Blue in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Brown scale , Rosemary leaf beetle

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. If used as a formal or informal hedge, trim after flowering.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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