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Lavandula dhofarensis

An evergreen, clump-forming shrub with slender, aromatic silvery-grey leaves and tall, dense spikes of fragrant pale blue-purple flowers which appear in the summer

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Blue Purple Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S Oman

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position. See lavender cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Pruning group 10, after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to rosemary beetle and cuckoo spit (froghoppers)

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds. High Risk Host for Xylella fastidiosa

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