Santolina chamaecyparissus

Botanical Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus

Phonetic: san-toh-LEE-nuh kam-ee-ky-par-ISS-us

Common Name(s): Lavender Cotton

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Southern Spain, eastern Mediterranean
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Gray
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Bright yellow

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 2-24
Growth Rate: Medium              
Height: 1-2 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Blight and root rot may occur
Soil: Well-drained soil, dry to medium soils

Features: Low mounding, attractive foliage and flower
Uses: Rock gardens, clipped hedge, annual

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