Santolina chamaecyparissus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeSantolinaSantolina chamaecyparissus


A small evergreen shrub persistent on rubbish tips, rough ground, and as a relic of cultivation, and more recently established on some sandy shores. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1995.  Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes.
Dunn ST
1905.  Alien Flora of Britain.