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CISTUS pulverulentus 'Sunset'

Commonly known as Rock rose

Cerise pink flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.00 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £12.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - oblong, wavy-margined, greyish green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 90cm (39in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact, spreading habit. Flowers in profusion.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - sheltered site.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - drought tolerant and easily maintained. Clipping after flowering keeps the plant bushy. Remove not more than two thirds growth and do not cut into old wood.Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southwestern Europe.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - to 5cm (2in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Pruning group 6 - Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - generally lime tolerant, but can become chlorotic on chalky soils.
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (39in)
 

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