Gorizia Rosemary Plant

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 10

Gorizia Rosemary is also called BBQ skewers, and it's not hard to figure out why. This large upright Rosemary can reach heights of 4-5 feet and works as both an ornamental shrub and an edible herb. The long, straight, woody stems can be harvested and used as shish kebab skewers to impart the floral flavor of Rosemary to grilled foods. Rosemary is often grown for topiary designs, and Gorizia will not fail there. The larger-than-normal needles fill in any clipped topiary easily and quickly.

Gorizia Rosemary Care  

Plant Rosemary in full sun in exceptionally well-draining soil. Rosemary will not survive winter in heavy soil that gets waterlogged. After planting, mulch plants with 2-3 inches of organic compost or arborist chips. This helps retain moisture and cool the root zone during the summer. Fertilizing is rarely needed for Rosemary shrubs. Pruning is also rarely needed. Cut back stems to the base when harvesting. This helps to keep the naturally tidy shape of Gorizia. When planting multiple Rosemary bushes in an informal hedge, space the plants at 24-30 inches apart on the center. This will help form a dense and seamless hedge.

Growing Gorizia Rosemary

Gorizia Rosemary is fully hardy in USDA zones 7-10. In these areas, it can be grown as a hedge or specimen shrub that will reach up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Rosemary can be grown in cooler zones as an annual or tender perennial. Growing it in a container will allow for overwintering in the house, so you can enjoy the pale blue flowers through the winter holidays. Applying extra mulch to the root zone in the fall may help Gorizia survive the winter on the outer edge of the hardiness zone. 

Gorizia will need a container with excellent drainage and a soil-based potting mix for pot growing. Use a container at least 12 inches in diameter if growing this shrub singly. Gorizia also makes an excellent centerpiece for a year-round mixed planter since it is evergreen and bears flowers late in the winter. Fertilize with a diluted fish emulsion formula early in the spring and late in the summer. Over-fertilizing can result in Gorizia not hardening off for the winter season.

Watering Gorizia Rosemary

Water Rosemary sparingly after it is fully established. In its native Mediterranean climate, Rosemary is very drought tolerant and can survive months without supplemental watering. Give newly planted starts 1 inch of water per week divided into two sessions. This will encourage deeper growth of the roots and more drought tolerance for the plant.

Feeding Gorizia Rosemary 

Rosemary does not require regular fertilizing to grow well. If the needles turn yellow, apply a granular, slow-release fertilizer in the spring around the root zone. A balanced ratio of NPK will support foliage, roots, and stems.

Gorizia Rosemary Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Gorizia Rosemary Plant
Other Name(s): Gorizia Rosemary
Scientific Name: Rosimarinus 'Gorizia'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.