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SANTOLINA chamaecyparissus

Commonly known as Cotton lavender

Fine silver foliage, yellow flowers
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each, 10+ £7.50 each

  • Evergreen - slender, narrowly oblong, toothed leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Yellow - bright yellow
  • Height - 50cm (20in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact, rounded shrub producing white-woolly young shoots. Produces flowerheads to 1cm (½in) across on slender stems.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Medicinal properties - dried flowers and leaves are used to allay pain from insect bites
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Central Mediterranean
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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