CISTUS creticus

Commonly known as Rock Rose

Purple to rose flowers with a yellow centre and hairy stems
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CISTUS creticus

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£14.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £12.00 each
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Evergreen
    wavy-margined, deeply veined, mid-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Yellow
    With yellow centre
  • Height
    To 1m (39in)
  • Spread
    To 1m (39in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Produces flowers in terminal cymes of 2-3
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin
    eastern Mediterranean
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped - to 6cm (2¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
Jan
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to 1m (39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  to 1m (39in)
 

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