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Uses

Toxic parts

The bruised leaves have been known to cause a severe rash on sensitive skins[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Santolina rosmarinifolia.

Material uses

Can be grown as a low formal hedge and used as an edging plant[2]. The plant is very tolerant of shearing[2].
There are no material uses listed for Santolina rosmarinifolia.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Santolina rosmarinifolia.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Does not require pre-treatment[3]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.

Cuttings of half-ripe side shoots, 5 - 8 cm, July/August in a frame. Roots within 2 weeks. High percentage[4]. Division in spring or autumn[5]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Layering.

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Cultivation

Does not require a rich soil and dislikes wet conditions around the roots[2]. Prefers a light sandy soil in full sun[2]. Established plants are drought tolerant[2], growing well in a hot dry soil[6]. Plants grow well in the cracks of a south-facing wall that contains pockets of soil[K].

This species is not very frost tolerant and is only hardy in the milder areas of Britain[7]. This species is often confused in gardens with S. pinnata neopolitanum[8]. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value[9][2]. The flowers smell vile[6]. Tolerates shearing so long as this is not done at times of low resistance (winter?)[2]. Plants can be cut back hard in spring to maintain their form[2].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[2].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Santolina rosmarinifolia. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Santolina rosmarinifolia.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Santolina rosmarinifolia
Genus
Santolina
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  2. ? 2.002.012.022.032.042.052.062.072.082.092.10 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  3. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  4. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  5. ? Sanders. T. W. Popular Hardy Perennials. Collingridge (1926-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  8. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  9. ? Shepherd. F.W. Hedges and Screens. Royal Horticultural Society. ISBN 0900629649 (1974-00-00)