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Lavender Cotton
Scientific Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
Family: Asteraceae
Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-24,27,29-35,39
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F ( -18C)

Heat Tolerance: Good, takes reflected heat

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Spain, Morocco

Growth Habits: Evergreen subshrub up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 3 feet in diameter (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Low water usage when established, water every couple of weeks in summer in Phoenix. Needs good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in summer

The species name 'chamaecyparissus' means 'dwarf cypress'.
Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

Cultural Practices:
The Lavender cotton is used as edging or ground cover. It is generally trimmed at 1 foot tall, which makes it look fuller. Plant 3 feet (90 cm) apart when used as ground cover, 18 inches apart (45 cm) when used as edging. Replace after a few years when the plant eventually becomes ragged

Blooming Habits:
The flowers of the Santolina are bright yellow, coming in summer on plants that haven't been sheared.

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