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Cistus x hybridus 'Gold Prize'
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common name: Rock Rose, Sun Rose
synonyms: Cistus × hybridus 'Wyecis'
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: yellow & 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
Variegated foliage of wavy-edged, golden yellow leaves with irregular soft pale green centres. Red tinted buds open 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.
Introduced by Wyevale Nurseries, 2002