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Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Pretty Carol'

Cotton lavender

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Scented flowers, Aromatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Santolina chamaecyparissus or cotton lavender is a Mediterranean shrub that makes a neat, rounded bush, with finely divided foliage. It enjoys warm sunny positions, and good drainage is essential. In colder areas, it will need protection in winter. It is worth taking a few cuttings in late summer to overwinter indoors as an insurance policy. Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Pretty Carol’ is a small cultivar, with soft foliage.

Genus: Santolina

Species: chamaecyparissus

Cultivar: Pretty Carol

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Scented flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Spread: 100cm


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