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Cotton Lavender

Santolina chamaecyparissus

Also known as

French Lavender, Ground Cypress, Gray santolina

Santolina chamaecyparissus by User:Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Cotton Lavender

Santoline petit-cyprès FR 2012
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A photo of Cotton Lavender
A photo of Cotton Lavender

Cotton Lavender Overview

Santolina chamaecyparissus is a dwarf, evergreen shrub species that produces narrow, woolly, silver-coloured and finely divided foliage. Flowers are borne on long stems, they are bright yellow, button-like and measure approximately 2cm wide.

How to propagate Cotton Lavender

Seed

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Cotton Lavender

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Cotton Lavender

Ground cover, pest control, edging, border, fragrance, walls, rock garden, bank. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.