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Santolinia chamaecyparissus/Cypress Lavender Cotton

Santolinia chamaecyparissus / Santolinia chamaecyparissus
Mounding forms of the silver colored foliage with a few flowers beginning to emerge
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Mounding forms of the silver colored foliage with a few flowers beginning to emerge

Close-up of the golden colored, button-shaped flowers

Grows and flowers in mild, dry climate like that around San Francisco

Young ground cover planting in mid-summer

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Scientific Name: Santolinia chamaecyparissus
Common Name: Cypress Lavender Cotton
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: This shrub is grown primarily for its silver-gray foliage that provides a nice contrast to most other plants in the garden. Provide full sunlight and a very well drained soil. This plant cannot tolerate cold, wet soil during the winter months. Reported that the pollen from the flowers can cause an allergic reaction among some people.