Ornamental shrub for hedges, groups and slopes. Present in scrublands, pine hedges and oak groves. A typical shrub in the Garrigues of the Mediterranean regions. It is also used to smoke cheese because it gives a special taste and protection.
Evergreen aromatic shrub up to 1.8m tall. It has sticky long and dark green leaves. Pure white flowers with a central boss of yellow stamens.
Prefers acid soils. Tolerates poor and chalky soils.
Place the seeds in boiling water at 90º for 1 minutes. Rinse and take off the extra water. Proceed to the sowing maintaining temperatures of 15ºC night/20ºC day until the germination is completed.
|Attracts Wildlife||Bees, Butterflies|
|Average germination (%)||50|
|Climate Zone||Mediterranean, Temperate areas|
|Germination (in days)||10-20|
|Hardiness||Drought resistant, Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -5ºC)|
|Plant use||Clump, Culinary, Edges, Game-covers, Honey producing plant, Low hedge, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Restoration|
|Seeds per gram||1.000|
|Soil - Moisture||Well-drained|
|Soil - Ph||Acid|
|Soil - Type||Poor, Sand|
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