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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
dwarf lavender cotton
Santolina chamaecyparissus var. corsica misapplied
Santolina are aromatic, dwarf evergreen shrubs with entire or pinnately dissected leaves and dense, button-like flower-heads in summer
S. chamaecyparissus 'Nana' is a compact dwarf evergreen shrub to 25cm, with dense silvery foliage and stalked, bright yellow flower-heads 15mm in width
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow evergreen sub-shrub that thrives in hot, sunny, well-drained sites. Useful as a dwarf-hedging substitute although they can be short-lived
Propagate by seed sown in the open ground or containers in the autumn or by semi-hardwood cuttings in late-summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Garden Edging Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 10. Trim back after flowering to maintain a dense, compact shrub
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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