CISTUS x argenteus 'Silver Pink'

Commonly known as Rock rose

Peach pink, very hardy
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CISTUS x argenteus 'Silver Pink'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Silvery-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Peachy pink
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Neat mound-forming habit
  • 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 easy maintenance. Pinch back young plants after flowering to promote a bushy habit. Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    southwestern Europe, northern Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped - 5-6cm (2-2½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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