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Santolina chamaecyparissus - 'Lambrook Silver' (Santolina, Cotton Lavender)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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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
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • 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
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
sun loving drought tolerant plants
plants for pots and containers
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Common Missspellings: Santilena Santollina, Santoleana, Santalena

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