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Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton Lavender)


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Suited to regions: Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 50 cm
Spread: 50 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Tolerances: Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses: Borders, Containers, Hedging, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Pool areas
Garden styles: Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Cottage, Formal, Frontyard, Mediterranean, Modern
Easy to grow? Yes
Maintenance requirements Low
Growth rate Medium

How to grow Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton Lavender)

Commonly known as Cotton Lavender, this is a small shrub grown for its foliage and flowers. It produces a dense network of small and aromatic, grey-green leaves. The foliage is a adorned with mass of yellow, button-like flowers In summer. This evergreen grows with a rounded shape to about 50 cm tall and the same wide. It performs best when grown in full sun on a well-drained site, noting that is hardy to dry periods, coastal environments, and moderate frost once established. The Cotton Lavender is commonly included in borders, mass planted as a ground cover, maintained in a container, included in cottage or Mediterranean gardens, or planted around outdoor living areas. It is an easy plant to grow and very rewarding.


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