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botanical name:
Cistus creticus
Cistus creticus © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Bushy rounded evergreen shrub with small grey-green felted leaves and hairy stems. Pink to rose-purple, crinkly flowers with yellow centres. Quite common throughout its native Mediterranean area.

Best in poor to moderately fertile, very well drained, gritty soil in full sun. In cool climate areas, provide a position sheltered from cold winds and hard frosts. Drought tolerant.
Can be short lived and best replaced when growth becomes leggy.

From cuttings, taken in autumn. Also from seed, though garden collected seed may not come true.

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