Salem rosemary is one of the upright varieties of rosemary. It is edible but also works well as both a hedge and as an ornamental plant. Growing between 1 and 3 feet tall and 16 to 24 inches wide, it must be planted in full sun and get a moderate amount of moisture. It needs soil that has good drainage.
Salem has a strong flavor for marinades, breads, and pastries. It is easy to grow, being a hybrid with a better tolerance of humid climates than others. It is a perennial in zones 7 through 9, but makes a perfect container plant or annual in colder climates.
- full sun (six to eight hours)
- 6.0 to 7.0
- 7 to 9
- 2 to 3 feet apart
- can be planted closer (18 to 24 inches) to form a hedge
- 1 inch every 2 weeks
- prefers well-drained soil
- erect habit, growing up to 3 feet tall
- avoid over-watering and over-fertilizing
- avoid heavy pruning
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