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botanical name:
Colletia hystrix 'Rosea'
Colletia hystrix 'Rosea' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Rhamnaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 9
description:
Large rounded shrub with few or no leaves. Instead the stiff branches carry cylindrical, greyish-green, sharply pointed spines, about 2.5cm long. This form has white flowers opening from pink buds, giving a slightly pink flush to the abundant flower clusters in late summer and early autumn. Can also flower in spring.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun, protected from herd frost and cold winds.

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