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Cistus pulverulentus Sunset

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cistus pulverulentus Sunset Magenta Rockrose,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Shrub Like, Spreading

Small evergreen fast growing groundcover with dark green foliage. Paper-like pinkish-purple flowers are very showy throughout spring and summer. Grows approx 60cm-90cm tall x 1.8m-2.5m wide. Great groundcover for very hot and dry areas and coastal gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prune annually after flowering to keep looking tidy. Feed early spring with a general purpose fertiliser.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Cistaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High