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CISTUS x corbariensis
Commonly known as Rock rose
CISTUS x corbariensis
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wavy-margined, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Bushy habit.Flowers are carried singly or in terminal cymes of 2-3, open from red buds. Flowers have yellow centres and stamens.
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)
Good to know - syn. C x hybridus. Drought tolerant and easily maintained. Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
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Place of origin
Cup-shaped - 4cm (1½in) across
Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Ovate see photos above
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
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - generally lime tolerant, but can become chlorotic on chalky soils.