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Prostrate Rosemary
Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' L.
Synonym: Rosmarinus prostratus
Family: Lamiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 14F ( -10C)

Heat Tolerance: Will take full sun in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Growth Habits: Low spreading evergreen shrub, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 4 to 8 feet wide (1.2-2.4 m)

Watering Needs: Little water when established, needs good drainage

Propagation: Cuttings

Rosemary 'Prostratus' is a cultivar of the commonly available rosemary. It is much lower and can be used as a ground cover, although it won't take traffic. It is also slightly less frost resistant than its normal sized counterpart.
The rosemary is used abundantly in Italian cooking. Its flavor complements well pork and ham. Tea, made with its leaves, is supposed to improve the digestion.

Cultural Practices:
Need pruning to stay compact, but the old wood will not emit new buds. For this reason, it should be trimmed regularly.

Blooming Habits:
Pale blue flowers in late winter and spring.

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