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Santolina chamaecyparissus - Lavender Cotton

Santolina chamaecyparissus is useful for so many gardens. The Gray Santolina can be trimmed as a small hedge, and was often used in the knot gardens of the 18th century. Santolina chamaecyparissus can also be allowed to grow and spill, adding its natural style to the drought tolerant garden. The yellow flowers are great while Santolina chamaecyparissus is blooming in the late Spring but as they dry they become rather unsightly and take a fair amount of time to trim off. Santolina chamaecyparissus grows to a foot tall and 3 feet wide. Plants have been quite hardy in our gardens, withstanding temperatures in the low teens and not noticing. Plant in the full sun.

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Santolina chamaecyparissus