Botanical Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus
 Common Name: Lavender Cotton
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey, Silver

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Poor

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, Walkways

 

Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Linda Engstrom

  • Description

  • Notes

This evergreen groundcover-small shrub will grow to 3' x 2'. It has small, silvery-gray aromatic leaves. Yellow button-like flowers bloom in the summer. Occasional pruning will help it to maintain shape.