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Cistus salviifolius

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cistus salviifolius Sage Leafed Rockrose, Salvia cistus, Gallipoli Rose,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like, Spreading

Low-growing evergreen fast growing shrub with grey-green foliage. Paper-like flowers are white with a yellow centre and are very showy throughout Spring and Summer. Grows approx. 60cm tall x 1-2m wide. Great shrub for very hot and dry areas and coastal gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Wind Break, 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

Family Name: Origin:
Cistaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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