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Commonly known as Silver bush
EvergreenInversely lance-shaped to linear, silky leaves 3-6cm (1-2½in) long.
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.Compact, rounded, bushy shrub. Funnel-shaped flowers to 4cm(1½in) across are produced from pink buds.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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 sunWarm sheltered spot - against warm wall helps in frosty areas.
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone if growing outside.Place of originCentral and western Mediterranean.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptRockery (inc alpine)Sub-tropical / mediterranean
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soilWith some horticultural sand or grit.