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  • cotton lavender
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Santolina chamaecyparissus

cotton lavender

2 litre pot £14.99
2 litre pot £14.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need protection in cold winters)

    A compact rounded shrub with woolly young shoots and (when crushed) aromatic, grey-white, foliage. In mid to late summer small, yellow button-like flowers hover above on wiry stems. Perfect for a sheltered, sunny, well-drained border or gravel garden.

  • Garden care: Remove the faded flower-heads along with any straggly shoots in autumn. In early-spring cut back the flowered shoots to within 2.5cm (1in) of the old growth.

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