AWARD

CISTUS pulverulentus 'Sunset'

Commonly known as Rock rose

Cerise pink flowers
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CISTUS pulverulentus 'Sunset'

 
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  • Evergreen
    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)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • 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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