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botanical name:
Cistus x hybridus 'Gold Prize'
Cistus x hybridus 'Gold Prize' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rock Rose, Sun Rose
synonyms:  Cistus × hybridus 'Wyecis'
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.90m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: white
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
description:
Variegated foliage of wavy-edged, golden yellow leaves with irregular soft pale green centres. Red tinted buds open to white flowers. Fairly hardy.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From cuttings, taken in autumn.

other notes:
Introduced by Wyevale Nurseries, 2002

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