Cotton lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton lavender) are, in fact, soft woody and rather dwarf shrubs.
They are native to the Mediterranean region and there are about 20 different species.
Plant profileCommon name: Cotton lavender
Scientific name: Santolina chamaecyparissus, Santolina chamaecyparissus
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Foliage color: Gray, Green
Flower color: Yellow
Season of interest: Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Aromatic leaves
They are, therefore, small gray or green shrubs that grow between 10 and 60 cm of height. The leaves are simple and usually aromatic, usually dense and with a silver luster. The flowers are white or yellow.
How to plant
Being native to the Mediterranean, Santolina is a plant that enjoys a lot of sun and good drainage in the soil. It should be regularly trimmed to become dense and compact, which will also produce a greater amount of flowers.