As a large permanent feature in a garden or public grounds where space is available, the Coastal or Native Rosemary (Westringia fruticosa) is an excellent choice. It is an easily grown shrub of simple and neat appearance which grows wild near the coast of New South Wales, Australia. Stretches of it are seen hugging the cliffs and down to beach level, either prostrate or several feet high depending on situation.
Foliage is a dark, even green, and a covering of short hairs on the young tip growth and leaf undersides gives a silvery tint which adds to its attractiveness. Leaves are up to 2cm long, narrow and pointed and set closely in whorls around the stem. Westringias are in the mint family (Lamiaceae).The name 'Rosemary' refers to the appearance of the plant only, as the leaves have not the familiar aroma, though a light scent has been noticed in the flowers in one location.