AWARD

CISTUS pulverulentus 'Sunset'

Commonly known as Rock rose

Cerise pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site.

CISTUS pulverulentus 'Sunset'

 
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  • 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
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • 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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