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Santolina pinnata ssp. neopolitana 'Sulphurea'
common name: Cotton Lavender
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
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.