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.Common 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.