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botanical name:
Halimium calycinum
Halimium calycinum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sun Rose, Rock Rose
synonyms:  Halimium commutatum, Halimium libanotis, Helianthemum commutatum,
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.50m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Low growing, freely branching shrub with tiny, evergreen, linear leaves and pale or bright yellow flowers in June. Can be affected by severe frosts.

cultivation:
Best in well drained, poor to moderately fertile, sandy soil in full sun. Not very hardy and needs a warm sheltered position.

other notes:
Found wild on the coastal sands of Portugal and Spain.
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