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Other common names
cotton lavender French lavender
ground cypress lavender cotton
Chamaecyparissus africanus Santolina incana
Santolina are aromatic, dwarf evergreen shrubs with entire or pinnately dissected leaves and dense, button-like flower-heads in summer
S. chamaecyparissus is a dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-woolly, much dissected leaves and long-stalked, button-like bright yellow flowerheads 2cm 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 East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
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. Trim back after flowering to maintain a dense, compact shrub
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 10
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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