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Santolina chamaecyparissus

Santolina, Grey

A compact aromatic plant with soft silver fringed leaves and small yellow flowerheads in summer. The perfect plant for knot gardens, useful for creating silver symetrical lines in the garden.

Interesting Notes:
A useful insect repellant due to its strong scent. Ideal as a small hedge to border the garden.

Growing Tips:
Full sun, drought tolerant. Keep trimmed to hold shape. Deer resistant.

Height: 15-18 Inches

Spread: 12 Inches

USDA Zone: 6-9

Color: Silver


  • Edging
  • Border or Bed
  • Ground Cover

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Silver

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others