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Santolina chamaecyparissus (Coton Lavender)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Santolina chamaecyparissus Description

This low growing silver / gray shrub - with its feathered aromatic foliage - is well suited to clipping and growing in the herb garden as a low hedge, alternatively plant it in a mixed border.


Santolina chamaecyparissus - Cultivation Notes

Santolina flourishes in well drained soils of any kind - tolerating very draughty soils as well as chalk. It prefers a south facing sunny location. Dwarf form 'nana' is ideal for rock gardens.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Santolina chamaecyparissus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Santolina chamaecyparissus:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
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