Santolina species (Lavender Cotton)

Santolina has aromatic foliage that may be used as an informal groundcover or as a sheared formal low hedge (as in knot gardens). Plant in full sun, well-drained soil and water once to twice weekly. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer. (Plant 24 in. on center)

  • S. chamaecyparissus — 18 in. tall by 3 ft. wide; gray leaves
  • S. virens — 18 in. tall by 2 ft. wide; lime-green leaves; yellow flowers in June
Category:  Groundcovers
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Native:  No
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  No
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  Salt-tolerant
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Summer