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CISTUS x obtusifolius 'Thrive'

Commonly known as Rock rose

Tough, evergreen shrub with yellow-centred white flowers
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CISTUS x obtusifolius 'Thrive'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Ovate to oblong, rough-surfaced, mid-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long, tapering to the bases and rounded at the tips
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • 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)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - C. inflatus x C. salvifolius. Do not hard-prune. Pinch back young plants after flowering to encourage a bushy habit
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    France, Spain, Portugal
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped - 5-petalled flowers 4-5cm (1½-2in) across with golden yellow stamens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy - borderline
  • 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
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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