Santolina Ericoides

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Evergreen, Fragrant Foliage
A fragrant mound of deepest green. Santolina have lemon-drop-sized yellow flowers that dance on wiry stems above pleasing foliage. Thrives on heat and does well even in poor soils. Shear after flowering. The pleasant aromatic foliage can be placed in a dresser drawer or linen closet to provide a soothing scent and will also deter moths.

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Plant Type Perennials


Height Short 12"

Spacing Plant 12" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

Santolina General Information

Santolina are pleasantly aromatic. Pleasing button-shaped flowers in summer. Drought tolerant once established, Likes full sun and good drainage. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Santolina Plant Care

Low maintenance. Prefers poor to moderately fertile well-drained soil. For compact plants, shear to 6" in spring. Not fond of humid conditions. Benefits from winter mulch north of zone 6. Spent flower stalks can be sheared back to give a more tidy appearance.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.


  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March


  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October