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Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift' (Thyme 'Snowdrift' )

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Time to maturity
5-10 years
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Botanical name: Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift'

Other names: Creeping thyme 'Snowdrift' , Creeping white thyme, Thyme 'Snowdrift'

Genus: Thymus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Snowdrift' _ 'Snowdrift' is a mat-forming, evergreen subshrub with small, aromatic, dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers in summer.

Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Foliage is aromatic (thyme).

Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading

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Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering to maintain compact form.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...

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Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift' (Thyme 'Snowdrift' ) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Between paving stones, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation: Grow in moist, free-draining soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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