Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton lavender)

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
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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.

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