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botanical name:
x Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'
x Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Rock rose
synonyms:  Cistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Small greyish leaves. Cream flowers with a chocolate-maroon around the yellow centres.

cultivation:
Best in poor to moderately fertile in full sun. In cool climate areas, provide a position sheltered from cold winds and hard frosts. Drought tolerant.


other notes:
Cross genus hybrid derived from Cistus salvifolius x Halimium ocymoides.

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