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Santolina pinnata - neopolitana (Santolina)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Grey Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Santolina pinnata - 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 pinnata:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • 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 pinnata:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
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sun loving drought tolerant plants
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