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botanical name:
Santolina pinnata ssp. neopolitana 'Sulphurea'
Santolina pinnata ssp. neopolitana 'Sulphurea' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cotton Lavender
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 1.00m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Rounded bushy shrub with aromatic, grey-green leaves and pale primrose yellow flowers.

Prefers a light sandy soil in full sun and can grow in very poor soil. Dislikes wet conditions, established plants are very drought tolerant, growing well in a hot dry position. Tolerates salt-laden winds. May be trimmed back hard to keep tidy or train as a hedge.

From seed or cuttings from half-ripe side shoots.

Ground cover in hot, sunny locations. May be trained as a low hedge.

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