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Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'
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common name: Sun Rose, Rock Rose
synonyms: Cistus 'Sunset', Cistus crispus 'Sunset'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Compact, spreading evergreen with upright shoots and narrow, lance-shaped, slightly wavy-edged, dark green leaves. Rose-pink flowers with yellow centres in summer.
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.
Hybrid of C. albidus x C. crispus