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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CISTUS x purpureus 'Alan Fradd'

Commonly known as Rock rose

White flowers with red marks at the base of each petal. Often has some flowers which revert in part to rosy-crimson
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  • Evergreen - dark-green, lance-shaped leaves.
  • Red - with red marks
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • White
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - rounded shrub. Flowers have a crumpled appearance.
  • 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 - - never prune hard. Pinch back after flowering. Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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
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