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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.
Dwarf shrubTypically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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 sunShelter from cold drying winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowLess hardy if grown in shade or very fertile soil.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originPortugal to France (Cevennes)Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFree draining sandy soilPoor to moderately fertile soil.
Buy Varieties of x HALIMIOCISTUS
a fully hardy low spreading shrub with pure white flowers which can go on from May to September
pale creamy yellow with maroon band