CISTUS x corbariensis

Commonly known as Rock rose

Pure white
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    wavy-margined, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy habit.Flowers are carried singly or in terminal cymes of 2-3, open from red buds. Flowers have yellow centres and stamens.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Sheltered site.

CISTUS x corbariensis

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. C x hybridus. Drought tolerant and easily maintained. Replace old, leggy plants as they do not respond to pruning.Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    4cm (1½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Generally lime tolerant, but can become chlorotic on chalky soils.
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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