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Cistus x hybridus
common name: Rock Rose, Sun Rose
synonyms: Cistus x corbariensis
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Dark green, wavy-edged leaves and rosy pink buds opening to white flowers. Fairly hardy.
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.
Natural hybrid of Cistus populifolius x Cistus salviifolius, occuring wild in France. Cultivated since the middle of the 17th century.