An evergreen, almost architectural looking, dwarf shrub with light finely cut foliage that is silvery grey in colour and aromatic. Dull yellow, insignificant flower heads are produced in narrow panicles from late summer and are insignificant. To maintain a good shape the flower heads are best removed. Although it is evergreen it does benefit from a hard prune to tidy the plant up in late spring as it can become untidy during the wet and windy winter weather. This can be done in late autumn but we have found mid spring to be better especially if a cold winter is predicted. Just cut back as hard as you feel you need to, almost to the ground if it has been really hammered during the cold winds and heavy frosts. Just leave some old wood with active buds. The buds quickly re-shoot and the plant will reach full size again by mid-summer.
A bit shorter than other Artemesia, it only usually reaches about 60cm tall with a similar spread and being a Mediterranean to middle Eastern plant it should be planted in a full sun aspect, preferably sheltered from cold winds. Any well drained, nutrient poor soil will do including chalk, loam and sand. It is believed to be a natural hybrid between Artemisia arborescens and Artemisia absinthium as they both appear in close range of each other especially in the middle East but this is yet to be confirmed.
Available as young plants in either 9cm or 1L pots.
May be cut back for shipping.