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x HALIMIOCISTUS

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Hybrid genus of evergreen shrubs with flowers that resemble rock roses. They are crosses between Cistus and Halimium and are found in hot, dry soils from Portugal to France where the parent species overlap.

Recommended for the base of a sunny wall or large rock garden.


  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • 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 - shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - less hardy if grown in shade or very fertile soil.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Portugal to France (Cevennes)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil - poor to moderately fertile soil.
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Buy Varieties of x HALIMIOCISTUS

x HALIMIOCISTUS sahucii   AWARD

x HALIMIOCISTUS sahucii  >

A fully hardy low spreading shrub with pure white flowers which can go on from May to September
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each

x HALIMIOCISTUS wintonensis   AWARD

x HALIMIOCISTUS wintonensis  >

Pearly white flowers with crimson-maroon zone, dainty greyish foliage
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each

x HALIMIOCISTUS wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'  AWARD

x HALIMIOCISTUS wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'  >

Pale creamy yellow with maroon band
Multibuy Any 3+ £10 each
£12.50 each

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