Santolina Lemon Fizz, commonly known as ‘Cotton Lavender’ is a low, mound forming shrub that grows to a height of 0.5 metres and a spread of 1 metre.
One of the most striking features of this Santolina is its foliage, which is a bright, lime green colour and has a distinctive texture. Its leaves are narrow and finely divided, giving the plant a feathery appearance that is highly attractive. In the Summer, the plant produces small, yellow flowers that are held above the foliage on thin stems which are highly fragrant and are often used in potpourri and other fragrant preparations.
This is a highly adaptable plant that is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. It prefers a location that receives full sun and has well-drained soil, but it can also tolerate poor soil and dry condition, it is also highly drought-resistant and does not require frequent watering.
This plant is commonly used in gardens as a low hedge or border plant, where its vibrant yellow foliage and fragrant flowers can add interest and texture to the landscape. It is also highly attractive to bees and other pollinators, making it a valuable addition to any garden that supports wildlife.
Overall, this is a highly desirable plant that combines visual appeal with a range of practical uses, making it a great choice for gardeners of all levels of experience. With proper care and attention, this shrub can provide years of beauty and enjoyment in any landscape.