Santoline, santolina: care, size, use

The santolina is a Mediterranean plant with interesting evergreen foliage.

Sometimes called petit-cyprès, it also offers a pretty flowering.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Santolina
Family  : Asteraceae
Type  : Shrub, sub-shrub

Height
 50/60 cm
Exhibition  Sunbathing
Sol  : Ordinary

Foliage
 : Persistent
Flowering  June to August

Planting of santoline

Sandoline is grown in both the rocky terrain poor or arid, but also in pot, tub or planter to decorate a terrace.

Preferably plant in the fall but a plantation in the spring is also possible. Choose a sunny spot The santoline tolerates semi-shade in areas with a fairly warm climate. Follow our planting tips .

Pruning, care of the santoline

The santoline calls for very little care and maintenance because it’s a very easy plant to grow.

You might not have to take care of it, but a few gestures can make it even more beautiful.

Prune just after flowering or at the end of winter if it is mild in your area. Give it the rounded shape that characterizes Santoline. In pots, water when the soil is completely dry, but only to a limited extent.

About santoline

Often used in the rock formation Santoline offers a beautiful and pleasant atmosphere, either on the edge or along an alleyway. summer bloom.

This sub-shrub, particularly mellifère is easy to grow and requires little maintenance.

Its flower which appears in summer is discreet but very interesting, especially if you want to make pretty bunches of dried flowers.

In medicine we use his oil as deworming and its flower as stimulant when prepared as an herbal tea.

The santoline is a natural and effective anti-moth, just make small bouquets, dry them and arrange them in your cupboards.

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