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botanical name:
x Halimiocistus sahucii
x Halimiocistus sahucii © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Cistus revolii
family:  Cistaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.45m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season:
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Compact mounding or spreading shrub with dark green leaves and white flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Prefers very well drained, sandy, fairly poor soils and full sun. Less harsh conditions and more fertility make the plant less hardy and not as tough.

propagation:
From semi-ripe cuttings taken in late summer.

usage:
Useful low growing shrub for hot dry situations such as large sunny rock gardens or raised beds.

other notes:
Naturally occuring hybrid of Cistus salvifolius x Halimium umbellatum, found in Southern France.

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