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Rosemary flowers

Rosmarinus officinalis

Description:

These wonderful plants are some of my favorite. I prefer them tremendously over boxwoods or other "ornamental" hedges I see in some neighborhoods. this plant is a plant with a purpose - to make wonderful smells as wind or dogs or people brush by. They have fabulous tiny blue floors on them in the very early spring. These plants can get 6 feet tall and about 6 feet wide if they are old enough. The main branches can get several inches thick.

Habitat:

They LOVE my yard, which is georgia red clay with topsoil mixed in a bit of the top layers.

Notes:

I have seen folks use these as bonsai and also trim them up into strange shapes, and even small trees. They take redly to pruning, but NOT to transplanting after they've gotten over a year or two old. If there is wood on them, they've not transplanted well for me. If they are smaller plants though, they readily transplant and get to about 18 inches in the first year. The second year they double in size and get woody.

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.81, Long: -84.28

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 18, 2012

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