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x HALIMIOCISTUS sahucii

A fully hardy low spreading shrub with pure white flowers which can go on from May to September
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact, mound-forming shrub.
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

x HALIMIOCISTUS sahucii

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Resemble rock roses (Cistus and Helianthemum)
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Southern France.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
    To 3cm (1¼in) across
    Single
    Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    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
    Free draining sandy soil
    Poor to moderately fertile soil.
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x Halimiocistus - Growing Guide
45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  90cm (36in)
 

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