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Cistus x lusitanicus


Cistus x lusitanicus

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Compact, spreading evergreen bush with long mid-green sticky leaves. In spring and early summer crepe like flowers appear, crimson with a yellow central spots at the base of each petal, and a central bunch of yellow stamens. Grows best in full sun, with well drained soil, hardy. Trim after flowering to maintain shape.

 
Genus
Cistus
Species   x lusitanicus
Cultivar  

Common name
Rock rose

Family name
Cistaceae
Place of origin
Portugal


DETAILS
Height
60 cm
Width
100 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in clay soils / Grows in most soil types / Grows in sandy soils / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers dry soil

Exposure
Frost hardy / Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site

Texture / Whimsical

Shrubs

Category
Dwarf, height 0.3 and 1 metre.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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